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QPR striker Loic Remy

Transfer news: Newcastle told they must meet £8m buy-out clause to sign QPR striker Loic Remy

The Frenchman is eager to leave Loftus Road following the club's relegation

Yohan Cabaye has said he would be interested in a move to United

Newcastle have no need to sell insists Alan Pardew amid speculation over Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa

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Wigan complete signing of Newcastle defender James Perch

27-year-old leaves Magpies after Joe Kinnear's announcement that players will be moved on

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Bradford stand in way of final place

Agbonlahor celebrates with his manager, Paul Lambert

Aston Villa seeing benefits of investing in youth says Stoke manager Tony Pulis

Villains have showed signs of improvement in recent weeks

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<b>Aston Villa </b><br/>	Completed Transfers:<br/>
Karim El Ahmadi [Feyenoord - Aston Villa] £2.5m (pictured)
Matthew Lowton [Sheffield United - Aston Villa] Undisclosed
Brett Holman [AZ Alkmaar- Aston Villa] Free<br/>
<br/>Transfer Rumours: <br/>
Following his successful loan spell at the club last season, there has been speculation about Robbie Keane returning to Villa Park. Feyenoord captain Ron Vlaar looks set for a move to Villa soon. Tottenham’s Kyle Naughton has also been linked with a move to Paul Lambert’s side.

Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi returns from suspension to face Manchester United

Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi will return after a one-match ban for tomorrow's home Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United.

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Aston Villa open contract talks with Carlos Cuellar

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has confirmed the club have opened talks with Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar over a new contract.

<b>Darren Bent</b><br/>
An ideal signing for Liverpool would be Darren Bent. The England striker has proved he can score goals in the top flight, regular finding the net for Charlton, Tottenham, Sunderland and now Aston Villa. There are rumours of unrest at Villa Park, which weren't helped by Bent being pictured recently on a shopping trip while his team were losing at Villa Park. The Midlanders will be hugely reluctant to let the 27-year-old leave, with boss Alex McLeish saying, when asked about his possible departure: 'We would not entertain that.'

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