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Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald insists Aston Villa have received no bid or approach from Tottenham for Ashley Young.

Villa let tie slip as Rapid strike twice in three minutes

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MacDonald seeking talks with Lerner

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O'Neill quits over transfer budget and Milner sale

US coach Bradley is favourite for Villa job after Lerner refuses to back manager's spending plan

O'Neill angered by Milner exit talk

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has dismissed speculation linking England midfielder James Milner with a £24m summer move to Manchester City.

O'Neill and Villa back in harmony after testing week

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Petrov says Milner will be star of World Cup

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Carew keeps Villa on course but Wolves look up for fight

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Aston Villa ready for final push says Young

Ashley Young wants Aston Villa to learn from last season's fade-out as they chase FA Cup glory and a Champions League spot in the final two months of this campaign.

Carew vows to go all the way in Cup

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