All the latest transfer news and speculation from Aston Villa football club.
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:
James Collins, £5m
Habib Beye, undisclosed
Andy Marshall; free
Fabian Delph, undisclosed
Stewart Downing, £12m
Stephen Warnock, undisclosed
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:
Gareth Barry, £12m
Martin Laursen, retired
Stuart Taylor, undisclosed
Zat Knight, undisclosed
26 August: Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is staying tight-lipped on his transfer plans after being linked with moves for Blackburn Rovers full-back Stephen Warnock and Portsmouth central defender Sylvain Distin.
15 August: Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has reiterated his desire to stay at Real Madrid and fight for a future at the Bernabeu. The 25-year-old appears to be surplus to requirements at Real, with both Internazionale and Aston Villa showing an interest in the gifted former Ajax schemer.
12 August: Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Andy Marshall on a one-year deal. The 34-year-old former England Under-21 international was a free agent having seen his contract with Coca-Cola Championship side Coventry end at the end of last season.
3 August: Aston Villa are closing in on the signature of Leeds teenager Fabian Delph after the clubs agreed a fee. The Premier League side confirmed this evening they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the talented England Under-21 midfielder.
27 July: Leeds boss Simon Grayson has admitted that he would find it difficult to begrudge youngster Fabian Delph a move to the Barclays Premier League. The impressive 19-year-old has attracted attention from a host of top-flight clubs with Aston Villa and Everton both reportedly having bids turned down.
14 July: Stewart Downing arrived on a crutch for a medical at Aston Villa yesterday but that obvious complication is not expected to prevent the 24-year-old winger's £12m transfer from Middlesbrough going through within the next 48 hours.
1 July: Michael Owen expects to have a choice of either Aston Villa or Everton when his Newcastle United contract runs out today. He is very unlikely to join a Premier League struggler, with the Owen camp confident that the two clubs that finished directly behind the big four last season will make an offer.Reuse content