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Aston Villa target loan move for Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu

• Other clubs monitoring Welshman’s availability• Villa’s John Terry knows Ampadu from Chelsea trainingAston Villa are interested in signing Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan from Chelsea if the 18-year-old becomes available this summer. Ampadu, who p…

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Aston Villa to sign Anwar El Ghazi from Lille for £8m after successful loan

• Villa trigger option to buy 24-year-old from French club• Former Ajax player follows Jota as second summer signingAston Villa will complete the signing of Anwar El Ghazi from Lille in the next 24 hours after triggering the option to buy the 24-year-o…

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Transfer roundup: Aston Villa snap up Jota from Birmingham City

Attacker reunited with manager Dean SmithBayern deny making bid for City’s Leroy SanéAston Villa have signed Jota from rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League clu…

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Aston Villa’s top priorities as they prepare for the Premier League

Villa should be wary of repeating the mistakes Fulham made year when building a squad for the top flightBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredAston Villa are back in the big time after three seasons in the Championship. Their 2-1 victory over Derby in the pl…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Tammy Abraham feels ready for Chelsea but not ruling out Aston Villa return

• Villa keen to sign striker for £25m after successful loan• Abraham wants to be starting in Premier League next seasonTammy Abraham said he was glad he stayed at Aston Villa after their promotion to the Premier League, having been in talks about cutti…

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Aston Villa v Derby County: Tammy Abraham on what it means to be promoted – video

Aston Villa are back in the top flight after beating Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final.  Goals either side of half-time saw the midlands club promoted after three years out of the Premier League. Prince William and John…

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Emotional Dean Smith optimistic about Aston Villa’s future after Wembley win

• Smith took over as manager in October• ‘It feels right Villa are in the Premier League’A mixture of euphoria and optimism swept through Aston Villa as Dean Smith claimed they are back where they belong after winning promotion to the Premier League, a…

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John McGinn more than proves his worth in Aston Villa promotion | Ben Fisher

McGinn was signed for £2.7m from Hibernian but showed against Derby he will not be out of place in the Premier LeagueAbove a baying, swaying sea of claret and blue Jack Grealish, alongside James Chester, lifted the play-off winners’ trophy up high in t…

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Aston Villa in Premier League heaven with play-off win over Derby

Aston Villa are back in the big time, £170m richer and free from the demons that have tormented them since they lost in the playoff final 12 months ago. After three rollercoaster years in the Championship, Villa have managed to navigate a return to the…

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Aston Villa v Derby County: Championship play-off final – live!

Championship play-off final updates from the 3pm BST kick-offCharlton return to Championship after Bauer’s last-gasp winnerAny comments? Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.00am BST “The league just turned into a cup,” reads the branding on Wembley W…

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Dean Smith: from cleaning Holte End to leading Aston Villa at Wembley

The manager who used to sweep the steps of the Holte End has his eyes on a Premier League return as his side face DerbyIt was a moment to cut through the hyperbolic noise surrounding the Championship play-off final. All the talk about the richest game …

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Dean Smith: from cleaning Holte End to leading Aston Villa at Wembley

The manager who used to sweep the steps of the Holte End has his eyes on a Premier League return as his side face DerbyIt was a moment to cut through the hyperbolic noise surrounding the Championship play-off final. All the talk about the richest game …

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Stiliyan Petrov: ‘I’m back to full fitness and would love to be a manager’

The Aston Villa legend will support them against Derby in Monday’s Championship play-off final and, having recovered from leukaemia, is looking for a return to the gameIt was 11 years ago but Stiliyan Petrov makes it sound like yesterday. He knows exac…

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Tyrone Mings: ‘I couldn’t turn down the chance to learn from John Terry’

The former mortgage adviser jumped at the chance to work with Terry at Aston Villa and says he has helped refine his gameTyrone Mings never asked for much when he joined Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth at the end of January. “My hopes for myself w…

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John Terry in running for the vacant manager post at Middlesbrough

• Aston Villa’s assistant manager had talks with club• Chairman set to make decision after the weekendJohn Terry has emerged as a contender for the managerial vacancy at Championship Middlesbrough. Aston Villa’s assistant manager is among those competi…

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Jack Grealish will cost ‘a lot of money’ if Aston Villa lose play-off final, says Smith

• Villa captain signed new five-year deal in September• Manager says Wembley defeat would not create financial issuesDean Smith has insisted Jack Grealish will not be sold on the cheap if Aston Villa lose to Derby County in the Championship play-off fi…

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Pleasure of promotion is potent despite likelihood of pain to follow | Paul Wilson

Suspension of disbelief will be necessary as fans of Norwich, Sheffield United and either Aston Villa or Derby contemplate Premier League life. Luckily football supporters are good at thatIt was a privilege to be at Elland Road for the play-off second …

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Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach Championship play-off final

Aston Villa have a shot at redemption. Twelve months on from their play-off final defeat against Fulham, Villa are back at Wembley and 90 minutes from a return to the Premier League after a long, fraught and draining contest ended with Dean Smith’s sid…