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Dunne to leave Aston Villa

There are reports that Richard Dunne will be allowed to leave Aston Villa at the end of the season.

Richard Dunne to lead Aston Villa exodus

Richard Dunne will be allowed to leave Aston Villa Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former Aston Villa captain Richard Dunne will be allowed to leave Aston Villa this summer according to reports.

The Telegraph says Dunne, 33, has been told he can look for a new club at the end of his contract next month.

A number of other players are expected to be allowed to leave including Shay Given, Darren Bent and Stephen Ireland as Villa look to lower their wage bill.

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