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EXCLUSIVE: Moyes and West Ham disagree over Snodgrass wish

West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are considering David Moyes’ appeal to bring Robert Snodgrass back to the club this month, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Despite reports suggesting Snodgrass will remain at Aston Villa for the season, our sources have indicated West Ham do have an option to bring the Scotland winger back to the London Stadium – but would have to play a substantial fee for the privilege.

We have been told it would cost West Ham more than £2.5million to re-sign him – the same season-long loan fee Villa paid the Hammers to sign him in the summer.

However, Gold and Sullivan have never been convinced by Snodgrass, despite paying Hull City over £10million just 12 months ago – and they are certainly not happy with the idea of paying big money to get their own player back.

However, Moyes is a huge fan of Snodgrass having tried to sign him ahead of West Ham for Sunderland last year and is doing his utmost to talk Sullivan and Gold around.

Discussing the chances of recalling the player at the weekend, Moyes’ No 2 Alan Irvine said: “I believe that he is there [at Villa] for the year, I don’t know what the arrangement was, I am not aware of any opportunity for us to recall him.

“He is doing really well, I saw a but of him at the weekend and the quality he has and funny enough, he’s a player I tried to sign at West Brom but didn’t get to him.

“But I don’t think that we can call him back.”

However, with the added problems of Michail Antonio being ruled out for an extended period, Moyes believes Snodgrass could be a big player for the Hammers should they get him back.

Robert Snodgrass: Joins West Ham for £10.2m

Snodgrass’ performances for Villa though have caught the eye of manager Steve Bruce, who has made no secret of his wish to make a deal for the player permanent.

“I’ve had the joy of working with him for some time,” Bruce said. “I paid a lot of money for him when I was at Hull.

“He got injured in his very first game for me. Then after 18 months out he’s now shown the form what makes him a very good player.

“I thought he was outstanding. He’s been very good for us since taking him on loan and he’s enjoying his football.

“That’s important for Snoddy. Let’s hope he keeps going.

“We would love to sign him permanently. I think it’s fair to say that we have to get promoted to make it happen.

“Obviously he’s going to be a lot of money.”

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 16 Jan 12:37

Liverpool?s Grujic all set for Championship loan switch

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is set to join a Championship side on a six-month loan deal this month.

There is understood to be heavy interest from Turkey with Fenerbahce and Galatasaray believed to be interested in the 21-year-old midfielder.

However, the midfielder’s agent, Zoran Stojadinovic, said in November he would look for a move in January to ensure more playing time for Grujic.

Stojadinovic told Serbian newspaper Blic that his client “needed to go somewhere he will play” but didn’t want him to change footballing cultures by moving abroad.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp concurred last month.

“He’s right, Marko deserves to play more now,” Klopp said. “If it’s not possible here then we need to think about it (a loan).

“I like the boy a lot. He has made progress like hell. His heading is outstanding but he doesn’t make the squad a lot which isn’t the best thing for him for sure.”

Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town, West Ham and Aston Villa are all interested in Grujic, but Villa, according to ESPN and the Liverpool Echo are favourites to land him.

Grujic has made six appearances this term, but he has made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League and he has not been in the squad since the 5-1 win over Brighton at the start of December.

 

 

 

Corey Whelan and Ryan Kent have left the club on loan for Yeovil and Bristol City respectively this month.

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 15 Jan 21:38

Cyrille Regis, former England and West Brom striker, dies at age of 59

Stewart Robson and Alison Bender look back on Cyrille Regis' career and discuss how the former West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and Aston Villa striker will be best remembered. Former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has announced. Regis also played for clubs including Coventry City, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers during a 19-year professional playing career. The PFA said via its official Twitter account: "Terribly sad news this morning that footballing pioneer Cyrille Regis has died aged 59. "A true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to...

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 15 Jan 17:54

Cyrille Regis dies of a heart attack age 59

Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack. The former West Brom and Coventry striker made 614 league appearances across his 19-year career.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 15 Jan 14:44

Remembering Cyrille Regis

Stewart Robson and Alison Bender look back on Cyrille Regis' career and discuss how the former West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and Aston Villa striker will be best remembered.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 15 Jan 10:11

West Brom, Coventry legend Cyrille Regis passes away

Former West Brom and Coventry forward Cyrille Regis has sadly passed away at the age of just 59.

Regis won five caps for England between 1982 and 1987, having been one of the stars of the Baggies team between 1977 and 1984.

He scored 112 goals in 297 appearances for Albion before moving on to Coventry, winning the FA Cup with the Sky Blues in 1987.

The Professional Footballers’ Association announced the news on Monday morning and wrote in a tweet from its official account: “A true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends.”

Regis was born in French Guiana in February 1958 but moved to London with his family at the age of five.

He did not come through the youth ranks with a professional club and was instead spotted playing Sunday morning football by the chairman of Surrey non-league club Molesey.

West Brom signed him for £5,000 in May 1977 and he made a spectacular start, scoring twice in a League Cup tie against Rotherham in September of that year.

Along with Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, who joined Albion in 1978, the trio of black players were nicknamed ‘The Three Degrees’.

He was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year for 1978.

Regis represented England at under-21 level and won his first senior cap in February 1982 against Northern Ireland.

His final cap came against Turkey in October 1987.

After his stint at Coventry he also played for Aston Villa, Wolves, Wycombe and Chester before ending his playing career in 1996.

He worked as an agent for the Stellar Group after his retirement from the game, and the agency’s chief executive Jonathan Barnett released a statement to Press Association Sport on Monday.

“Cyrille was a wonderful person to work with and his death has left everyone in the company and the players he represented with a great sense of sadness,” Barnett said.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Julia and all of Cyrille’s family and close friends.

“Cyrille was a pioneer in British football and hugely respected by everyone in the game. He was a role model to his young clients and a genuinely lovely man.”

The statement from Stellar also praised Regis for his “passion, determination and integrity, especially in the way he would champion the careers of up and coming players”.

 

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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 14 Jan 23:35

Scott Hogan sends a message to manager Steve Bruce

PETER LANSLEY AT THE CITY GROUND: Scott Hogan has told Steve Bruce not to bother buying a striker this month because he is proving he can be Aston Villa’s No 9.

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 14 Jan 23:35

Championship verdict: Rowett enjoys return to Birmingham

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 13 Jan 20:43

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa

Nottingham Forest Aston Villa 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Aitor Karanka's Nottingham Forest tenure began in frustrating fashion as Aston Villa claimed a comfortable 1-0 win at the City Ground.Steve Bruce's side were rarely troubled once Scott Hogan's 18th-minute header gave them the lead.Kieran Dowell forced a fine save from Sam Johnstone late on, but the Villa keeper was otherwise relatively untroubled as the visitors defended stoutly - and Forest looked short of ideas.It meant a disappointing start for former Middlesbrough boss Karanka, who agreed to...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 13 Jan 20:38

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa: Hogan spoils Karanka's debut

Scott Hogan's lone goal handed Aitor Karanka a defeat in his first game in charge of Nottingham Forest and moved Aston Villa up to fourth in the Championship.

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 13 Jan 20:21

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa: Scott Hogan gets winner

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 13 Jan 11:07

Paper Talk: De Gea set for Man Utd contract talks; Spurs in winger blow

Manchester United are ready to offer a key star a bumper new contract worth £300,000-a-week, while Tottenham look set to be priced out of a move for a winger, according to Saturday’s papers.

 

MAN UTD STAR TO BE HANDED BUMPER NEW DEAL

Manchester United are reportedly planning to start contract negotiations with goalkeeper David de Gea which would see the 27-year-old become the joint-highest earner at the club on £300,000-a-week.

The Spain stopper will be out of contract in the summer of 2019 and United are keen to fend off continued interest from Real Madrid by offering De Gea a bumper new deal.

The Red Devils do have the option to extend De Gea’s current contract for another year but the report in The Sun claims they want to hand the outstanding keeper a new five-year deal and increase his wages from £210,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week – putting him in a par with Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.

A United source told The Sun: “The club are finally going to kick-start contract talks with David very soon.

“There were hints of talks in the summer but formal discussions had not yet started, it was just a matter of time.

“There is no problem and the money men are committed to tying him down for the long-term.”

 

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AND THE REST

Man City winger Leroy Sane has revealed he twice turned down the chance to sign for Jurgen Klopp (The Sun)

Stoke City still believe they can still push through a deal to make Quique Sanchez Flores their new manager despite a hold-up in talks (The Sun)

Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs will find out in the next 24 hours if he is to become the new manager of Wales (The Sun)

Phil Neville is on the brink of being named the new England Women’s boss (The Sun)

Alex Pritchard revealed how David Wagner talked him into an £11m move from Norwich to Huddersfield (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain in charge until 2019 (Daily Mirror)

Antonio Conte has insisted the only way he’ll leave Chelsea is if he’s sacked (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are lining up contract talks with duo Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City to end their interest in Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez allowing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to swoop (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has told Watford they must cough up a loan fee to land Didier Ndong (Daily Mirror)

Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill wants to cancel the loans of Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall (Daily Mirror)

West Ham manager David Moyes wants to cut the transfer window down to a week – and make transfer deadline day an Italian-style free-for-all (Daily Star)

Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles can stake a late claim for a place in England’s World Cup squad (Daily Express)

Sam Allardyce has urged Theo Walcott to pick Everton over a move back to Southampton (Daily Express)

Tottenham are ready to drop their interest in Bordeaux winger Malcom because the French club want £45m for the 20-year-old, although Arsenal are still interested in signing the Brazilian (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger insists he will still be at Arsenal next season and hopes the club can keep Mesut Ozil too (Daily Mail)

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is not interested in a move to the USA despite interest from Los Angeles FC (Daily Mail)

WBA boss Alan Pardew has held ‘candid’ talks with Jonny Evans about a move to Man City or Arsenal and has set a January 28 deadline for the sale (Daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp sold Phillippe Coutinho to Barcelona because he could not be sure he was 100 per cent committed to Liverpool (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal are increasingly confident they may be able to secure the long-term future of German international Mesut Ozil (Daily Telegraph)

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho claims he now feels ‘contempt’ for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (The Guardian)

Schalke want to re-sign Chelsea defender Baba Rahman (Evening Standard)

Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Cardiff City all want to sign Middlesbrough’s 28-year-old English midfielder Adam Clayton (Northern Echo)

Sunderland want to sign Burnley’s 34-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters on loan until the end of the season (Northern Echo)

Birmingham look set to miss out on the signing of 24-year-old Nigeria midfielder Shehu Abdullahi from Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta (Birmingham Mail)

 

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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 12 Jan 16:02

Manchester United's Tuanzebe set for Aston Villa loan

The 20-year-old has spent much of this season with the United youth set up but was handed a rare appearance under Jose Mourinho in December's Champions League win over CSKA Moskow.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 11 Jan 13:26

Trio make enquiries to take Liverpool fringe man on loan

Aston Villa, West Ham and Huddersfield have all enquired about taking Liverpool’s Marko Grujic on loan, according to a report.

The midfielder’s agent, Zoran Stojadinovic, said in November he would look for a move in January to ensure more playing time for Grujic.

Stojadinovic told Serbian newspaper Blic that his client “needed to go somewhere he will play” but didn’t want him to change footballing cultures by moving abroad.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp concurred last month.

“He’s right, Marko deserves to play more now,” Klopp said. “If it’s not possible here then we need to think about it (a loan).

“I like the boy a lot. He has made progress like hell. His heading is outstanding but he doesn’t make the squad a lot which isn’t the best thing for him for sure.”

Grujic has made six appearances this term, but he has made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League and he has not been in the squad since the 5-1 win over Brighton at the start of December.

ESPN report Aston Villa are “extremely keen” on Grujic, while West Ham have also registered an interest, along with Huddersfield, whose manager David Wagner is one of Klopp’s closest friends.

The Terriers though are close to signing Alex Pritchard from Norwich for £12million and that may well curtail their interest in central midfielder Grujic, unless they plan to sign the pair of them.

Grujic signed from Red Star Belgrade in a £5.1million deal in 2015.

 

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 9 Jan 17:23

John Terry: I took notes on Jose Mourinho's methods at Chelsea

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