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. We’ll be working hard to put last week right and in their elation, they’ll miss things and be overconfident. 2-1 Leicester for me.Weller54 : 2-7 written all over it!Grebfromgrebland : Dreading this one. Villa know how to beat us and probably will again unless Brendan changes it up.adejo92 : We are more than capable of beating these so long as we turn up with the right attitude. We have shown time after time that when we turn up, we are more than capable of beating any team in the league, it’s the inconsistency that seems to be the ugly wart stuck to our club!READ: Foxes fans assess Villa testJoseph ChapmanInjury updateAston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton is still on the comeback trail from injury - and is almost back to full fitness.Heaton has been out injured after suffering a serious knee injury in a win at Burnley on New Year's Day.The former Clarets stopper ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament at Turf Moor, with Villa striker Wesley Moraes injuring his knee too.Both players are battling back to fitness and Wesley issued an update on Instagram yesterday, posting a photo of the pair with a caption about their progress.READ: Dean's injury update on the pairAston Villa goalkeeper Tom HeatonJoseph ChapmanFor what it's worth...Aston Villa finished the summer transfer window with five new players.Dean Smith added Matty Cash (Nottingham Forest), Ollie Watkins (Brentford), Emiliano Martinez (Arsenal), Bertrand Traore (Olympique Lyon) and Ross Barkley (Chelsea) to his squad before the window closed at 5pm on Friday evening.He can still sign free agents, but it appears unlikely that Villa will make any more signings after letting the Friday deadline for deals between Premier League and EFL (English Football League) pass without making any more moves.For argument's sake, though, these are the players who are available right now and are unattached.READ: Sturridge, Wilshere, Welbeck and the freebiesDaniel Sturridge could be on the move again (Image: Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Joseph ChapmanMaking wavesLast weekend might’ve been an international break, and so a lack of Premier League football, but there was one Aston Villa man who was in action - and making waves, too.Villa sanctioned the loan departure of young forward Cameron Archer to local National League outfit Solihull Moors at the beginning of October, and he got off the mark in style with a brace in the 5-0 demolition of King’s Lynn.“With Cam, he reminds me a bit of Shane Long. He’ll turn average balls into good balls, anything that gets turned in behind and he’ll be on the end of it.“His first training session it was a bit new to him, and then he came on against Woking and it was a bit new, but then he really staked a claim for a place in the starting line-up against Wrexham.“He worked really hard, I think he covered 13km, which is an immense physical output, and then he got his just rewards against King’s Lynn and scored two goals.READ: Moors boss Jimmy Shan on ArcherAston Villa striker Cameron Archer upon signing for Solihull Moors on loan in October 2020 (Image: Solihull Moors FC)Villa fans react as Said Benrahma completes West Ham switchAnother transfer saga comes to an end and as Said Benrahma completes his move to West Ham.And Villa fans have been reacting to the news.More HERE.Villa target's admission hints at January switchJosh King spoke with media in his native Norway about his future at Bournemouth and hinted at a move in January.More HERE.Villa target Rashica agrees Leverkusen move for JanuaryMilot Rashica was heavily linked with a move to Villa - now he has apparently agreed a move to Bayer Leverkusen ahead of the January window.More HERE.What Brendan Rodgers thinks of Villa's summer transfer businessNice words from Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, who has been impressed by Villa’s summer transfer dealings.More HERE. (Image: PA)Leicester face injury nightmare ahead of VillaThe international break really has not been kind to Leicester.More HERE. (Image: Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA Wire)Alex DickenWesley posts updateAston Villa could soon be boosted by the returns of goalkeeper Tom Heaton and Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes.The pair haven't featured in claret and blue since suffering knee injuries in the 2-1 win over Burnley on New Year's Day.Heaton, who suffered a similar injury during his time playing for Burnley, is believed to be slightly ahead of Wesley in the rehabilitation process but the striker isn't far behind. And Wesley has given Villa supporters reason to believe that they aren't far away from boosting Dean Smith's squad.Tom Heaton and Wesley have both been out injured since New Year's Day (Image: Wesley Moraes)Shane IrelandMoyes responds to Benrahma medical claimsWest Ham boss David Moyes says reports claiming Said Benrahma has failed a medical are not correct. It was claimed in the national press there were issues with the Brentford winger's blood tests ahead of his move to the Hammers. The report said the deal was is still expected to go through ahead of the 5pm deadline. Moyes was asked about Benrahma by football.london today and said: West Ham United's manager David MoyesThat's not correct [failing a medical]. We are still hopeful something can be done later today but I can't guarantee that. Part of his medical is ongoing.Shane IrelandVilla 'reject multiple offers' for RamseyAston Villa have reportedly rejected a number of offers from Championship clubs for Jacob Ramsey. The 19-year-old made his Premier League debut before the international break when he came on as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win at Fulham. Ramsey is highly-rated at Villa Park and has been a mainstay within Dean Smith's first-team squad since his loan spell at Doncaster Rovers was cut short in June when the League One season was curtailed. There is plenty of competition for places at Villa and Football Insider report a host of Championship sides made bids to take Ramsey on loan for the season.But Villa are claimed to have turned down the approaches with Smith keen to keep Ramsey at the club.More HERE.Alex DickenFull story on Everton & Josh KingEverton have pulled out of the race to sign Aston Villa target Josh King from AFC Bournemouth, according to reports.The Cherries striker is in-demand with a host of teams chasing his signature on transfer deadline day and confirmed his desire to seal a return to the Premier League in an interview yesterday.Read the full story HEREShane IrelandBenrahma medical issue 'revealed'Benrahma has reportedly failed his medical after West Ham agreed a £25million fee for his services with Brentford. Our colleagues at the Mirror report: "The deal is not completely dead but the terms of the deal could be restructured with the player leaving for considerably less than the fee agreed. "The issue is understood to relate to blood tests which have been submitted for 'reinvestigation'. "West Ham learned the news early on Friday morning and have been working with Brentford to find a way to keep the deal alive."The report adds there had been a falling out between Benrahma and Brentford over a financial issue earlier this week.Said Benrahma in action for Brentford (Image: Andrew Couldridge - Pool/Getty Images)More HERE.Shane IrelandBenrahma 'fails West Ham medical'Shane IrelandSmith makes surprise comment over Grealish's England snubDean Smith believes Jack Grealish's omission from the most recent England games is a good thing for Aston Villa because the captain will be fresh for the return to Premier League action.Grealish was controversially left out of the Nations League clashes against Belgium and Denmark during the international break despite impressing against Wales.While Smith acknowledged his skipper would naturally be disappointed at missing out on representing his country, the head coach said the rest he got is a positive for Villa.I was really pleased that he got his first start and produced a man-of-the-match performance.He’ll be disappointed that he didn’t play more minutes, but the beneficiaries are Aston Villa because he’s fresh.More HERE.Shane IrelandKing not on Everton's radarThere were claims Everton had been preparing a late move for Josh King but it appears that isn't the case according to our sister title the Liverpool Echo.The Bournemouth striker continues to be linked with Aston Villa and West Ham.Shane IrelandMings responds to Grealish's omission from England sideTyrone Mings says he trusts England boss Gareth Southgate over his handling of Aston Villa teammate Jack Grealish.Grealish was handed his first Three Lions start against Wales last week having made his debut away at Denmark in the Nations League in September. Despite shining in a man-of-the-match performance as England beat their neighbours 3-0, the 25-year-old was dropped to the bench for the subsequent matches against Belgium and Denmark and didn't feature in either. The decision to leave Grealish out altogether puzzled many pundits and supporters who felt the midfielder had earned another opportunity to showcase his talents. But Mings, who has now played four times for his country, is sure Grealish will impress again under Southgate in the future.England's Tyrone MingsMore HERE.Shane IrelandSign up to our free newsletterVilla fans have transfer theory as star linked with exitVilla fans have been discussing the viability of a swap deal between Dean Smith’s side and Bournemouth.More HERE.KEY EVENTVilla target Josh King breaks silence ahead of deadlineJosh King has been linked with a move to Villa - and he has been speaking about interest in him today.Had it been up to me, I would have already signed for a club and started the season, played four games and been in top form.More HERE.. (Image: Alex Broadway/Getty Images)KEY EVENTVilla fan favourite linked with exitFrederic Guilbert has been linked with a move to Championship side AFC Bournemouth.More HERE.Shane IrelandBenrahma undergoing West Ham medicalShane IrelandBournemouth 'drop King asking price'Bournemouth have reportedly lowered their asking-price for Josh King ahead of tomorrow's domestic transfer deadline day.The Championship club wanted £20m for the Norway international, but will now accept £15m to get a deal done, according to Football Insider.They claim the striker has held talks with Aston Villa and West Ham over a deal while Everton are preparing a late move.Joshua King of Norway looks onShane IrelandMartinez leading Premier League goalkeeper performance rankingsShane IrelandVilla owners make fresh cash injection during transfer spreeAston Villa's owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have injected fresh capital into the club's holding company. A filing on Companies House on October 14 shows the allotment of 30,000,000 shares at the value of £1 each. Effective from September 22, the full value of the shares was paid at the time with exactly £30million injected into NSWE UK Limited. The company was formerly named Recon Group UK Limited but changed its name in October last year to reflect the change of ownership from Tony Xia to Sawiris and Edens.There are no details as to what the money may be in aid of directly, but allotting shares is a fairly standard practice to finance a business so that it may meet cash-flow requirements, finance day-to-day operations or pay off debts. Billionaires Sawiris and Edens have used share issues to inject fresh capital into Villa on several occasions since their takeover of the club in July 2018.Aston Villa owners L-R Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris (Image: Birmingham Mail)More HERE.
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