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Football 20 May 2016 | 12:56 AM

Chinese magnate not planning huge splurge after buying Aston Villa

LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese businessman Xia Jiantong has agreed to buy struggling former English champions Aston Villa, the latest in a series of investments as President Xi Jinping aims to make China a global powerhouse in the sport.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Teenage star Delph on his way to Aston Villa

BIRMINGHAM: Aston Villa are close to signing teenage star Fabian Delph from Leeds after agreeing a transfer fee for the England Under-21 midfielder.

Football 24 Sep 2018 | 10:38 PM

Grealish signs new Aston Villa contract

(Reuters) - Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, who was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the close season, has signed a new five-year deal to stay at the Championship side until 2023, Villa said on Monday.

Other Sport 15 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

US billionaire agrees takeover of Aston Villa

Aston Villa said yesterday they had accepted a takeover bid from US billionaire Randy Lerner valuing the struggling English Premier League club at £62.6mil (US$118.3mil).

Other Sport 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Both Arsenal goals not valid, say defeated Aston Villa

Arsenal jumped back to the top of the Premiership on Sunday but their beaten opponents Aston Villa claimed that neither of their goals was valid.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aston Villa warn of future player clearout as losses soar

Aston Villa manager David O'Leary could lose up to nine members of his first-team squad at the end of next season as part of a cost-cutting drive by the English Premier League club.

Other Sport 16 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Aston Villa players hit out at chairman

Aston Villa's players on Friday launched a remarkable attack on the club's chairman Doug Ellis.

Football 13 Feb 2014 | 3:02 AM

Aston Villa offer "safe-standing" trial

(Reuters) - Aston Villa have offered to trial so-called "safe-standing" areas at their Villa Park stadium in a bid to see if it will work in the Premier League, a club official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Other Sport 17 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Maradona interested in Aston Villa hot seat

LONDON: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona would not rule out coming to England to take over Aston Villa, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.

Football 06 Jul 2013 | 11:32 PM

Goalkeeper Guzan signs extension with Aston Villa

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. international goalkeeper Brad Guzan has agreed a new four-year deal with Aston Villa that will keep him at the Premier League club to the end of the 2016/17 season, Villa said on Saturday.