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2015/2016 Season

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Aston Villa sign Rudy Gestede from Blackburn Rovers on five-year deal

Rudy Gestede scored 22 goals for Blackburn Rovers last season.

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Rudy Gestede from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Gestede, 26, signed a five-year deal at Villa Park on Friday, becoming Villa's second signing of the day after the Premier League side brought in France under-21 midfielder Jordan Veretout from Nantes.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood told...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Aston Villa sign Jordan Veretout from Nantes

ESPN FC's Craig Burley explains Tim Sherwood's breath of fresh air for Aston Villa last season, but now must do without Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph.
Veretout scored seven goals in 36 Ligue 1 outings last season.

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Jordan Veretout from Nantes for an undisclosed fee.

Veretout, 22, starred for the Ligue 1 club last season and Villa have made the France under-21 international their fourth signing of the summer.

Villa manager Tim Sherwood told the club's official...

Aston Villa make move for West Brom defender Joleon Lescott - sources

Joleon Lescott has made over 500 appearances in England.

Aston Villa have made a move to sign West Bromwich Albion defender Joleon Lescott, sources have told ESPN FC.

Lescott, 32, is entering the final year of his contract at West Brom after joining on a two-year deal last summer following his departure from Manchester City on a free transfer.

The centre-back made 29 appearances in all competitions for West Brom in his debut season, but was forced to fill in at left-back on several occasions even though he prefers to play centrally.

The recent arrival...

 By PA Sport

Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede in talks over Aston Villa move - report

ESPN FC's Craig Burley explains Tim Sherwood's breath of fresh air for Aston Villa last season, but now must do without Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph.
Rudy Gestede's fine form for Blackburn has alerted Aston Villa.

Aston Villa are in talks with Blackburn regarding a deal for striker Rudy Gestede, Press Association Sport reports.

Gestede, 26, has been linked with a move to Villa Park and negotiations are ongoing between the two clubs.

The forward scored 22 goals for Rovers last season as they finished ninth in the Championship, and has netted 34 times in 65 games for the club.

Crystal Palace were interested in Gestede in January and he has been continuously linked with a move away from Ewood Park this...

 By Ian Holyman

Aston Villa poised to sign Jordan Veretout from Ligue 1 Nantes

Veretout scored seven goals in 36 Ligue 1 outings last season.

Aston Villa are set to make Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout their fourth signing from the French top flight this summer.

Veretout, 22, starred for his Ligue 1 club last season and Villa are close to adding the France under-21 international to their ranks.

"We're in agreement on almost everything," Nantes president Waldemar Kita told L'Equipe.

"I have to give in. He's 22. He's got a great future ahead...