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Aston Villa announce signing of French midfielder

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Jordan Veretout on a five-year deal.

Jordan Veretout has signed a five-year deal at Aston Villa Credit: avfc.co.uk

The 22 year-old has arrived for an undisclosed fee from Ligue 1 outfit Nantes, where he scored seven league goals in 36 matches last season.

Veretout collected nine caps for France's under-21 team between 2013 and 2014, but has never been selected for the senior squad.

He joins fellow summer signings at Villa Park Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards, Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew and Jose Angel Crespo.

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Villa set to sign Spurs striker and Nantes midfielder

Emmanuel Adebayor Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

Emmanuel Adebayor remains in talks with Aston Villa and the club could also snap up Jordan Veretout by the end of the week.

Togo international Adebayor is close to joining Villa on loan from Tottenham but talks are on-going between the two clubs.

The striker has reportedly had a medical and a deal could be struck within the next 24 hours.

The 31-year-old would be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool for £32.5million earlier this month.

Adebayor is believed to have visited the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Tuesday and talks were ongoing away from the complex on Wednesday.

Nantes midfielder Veretout is also a target and could become the third player from Ligue 1 to join Villa by the end of the week.

Aston Villa sign Spanish defender Crespo

ose Angel Crespo, right, has plenty of experience in Spain Credit: Reuters

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo.

The 28-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park and joins for an undisclosed fee.

Crespo becomes Tim Sherwood's seventh signing of the summer after completing a medical but is unlikely to feature in their friendly at Wolves on Tuesday.

Aston Villa agree deal to sign Jose Angel Crespo

Jose Angel Crespo joins Villa from Cordoba Credit: PA

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, the Spanish club have announced.

The 28-year-old full-back started his career at Sevilla, where he was part of the squad that won the 2006 UEFA Cup, before going on to play for Racing Santander, as well as Padova, Bologna and Verona in Italy.

Aston Villa sign Ayew

Aston Villa Football Club have announced the signing of Jordan Ayew.

Jordan Ayew Credit: Aston Villa FC

The 23-year-old forward has signed a five-year deal with the Club and joins from French side Lorient for an undisclosed fee.

Ayew, from Marseille, arrives at Villa Park following the acquisitions of fellow Ligue 1 players Jordan Amavi and Idrissa Gueye.

I'm really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club. "He is a fantastic young player who is perfectly suited to the Premier League."

– Manager Tim Sherwood

Ayew completed his medical at Bodymoor Heath this morning before meeting his new team-mates for the first time.

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Delph set to join Man City after all

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has performed a dramatic U-turn is now set to join Manchester City.

Fabian Delph is off to Manchester City Credit: PA

Delph previously pulled out of a deal and pledged his allegiance to Aston Villa.

The England international gone to the north-west for a medical and will most likely complete his move over the weekend.

Aston Villa are also set to lose key striker Christian Benteke, who is the subject of a £32.5million by Liverpool.

Middlesbrough close on Aston Villa veteran

Shay Given spent time on loan at the Riverside in 2014 Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are confident of bringing goalkeeper Shay Given to the Riverside from Aston Villa. The Irishman looks set be released from his contract at Villa Park, allowing the Championship side to sign him for nothing.

Given is no stranger to the club, having spent three months on loan at Middlesbrough during the 2013-14 season.

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