Aston Villa transfer news: Completed signings and latest rumours

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Main goal: Survival

What they need to secure it: Experience at centre-half and midfield, and more goals. Paul Lambert has been frustrated in his pursuit of Wes Hoolahan, but is trailing Porto’s Steven Defour and Kyle Naughton of Tottenham Hotspur.

How badly do they need to buy: 7/10


What have they actually done?

Ins: Grant Holt (Wigan, loan), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea, loan)

Outs: Stephen Ireland (Stoke, undisclosed), Jordan Graham (Bradford, loan), Michael Drennan (Carlisle, loan)