Sport Gylfi Sigurdsson opens the scoring for Tottenham against Norwich

Spurs midfielder proves an inspired signing as he plays major role in both Sigurdsson goals

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Transfer news: Fulham manager Martin Jol targets new defender before close of window

Parma defender Yohan Benalouane has been linked with the club

Fulham striker Darren Bent

Fulham manager Martin Jol plays down Arsenal 'problems' ahead of Premier League meeting

The sides play in the early kick-off on Saturday

QPR striker Loic Remy

Transfer news: QPR striker Loic Remy to have medical at Newcastle ahead of proposed loan deal

Newcastle are yet to complete a deal for any new players but are close to securing both Remy and Bafetimbi Gomis

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

A number of Newcastle's best players are being targeted

James Perch

Wigan complete signing of Newcastle defender James Perch

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

Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa

Aston Villa talks with Andreas Weimann 'ongoing' says Paul Lambert

Striker has 17 months left on contract

You've seen them going wild on TV - but is this what student holidays are really like?

You’d be lying if you said that you’d never woken up the morning after a rough night out, cringing over your wild antics the night before. But what’s worse than being bantered into the ground by all your friends for your drunken frolics? The stone-cold look on your parents' faces when they tap you on the shoulder and tell you they’ve been watching your every mucky move on TV.

Steve Staunton hope Capital One Cup can be springboard for Aston Villa

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

Christian Benteke celebrates a late winner against Reading

Aston Villa warns rivals off £7m summer signing Christian Benteke

Striker has impressed since summer switch

<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.

Alex McLeish accused Robin van Persie of elbowing Carlos Cuellar

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.'

Alex McLeish says Aston Villa departures are 'very unlikely'

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish admits it is "very unlikely" he will let any of his players leave during the current transfer window which ends a fortnight today.

Alex McLeish was not a popular choice as Gérard Houllier’s successor

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