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Ex-Liverpool and Arsenal winger joins Bury

Jermaine Pennant is back. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool and Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant is back in English football after agreeing a short-term deal with League One side Bury.

The 33-year-old, who last played in this country for Wigan in 2015, has penned terms with the struggling Shakers until the end of the season.

Pennant has had spells in India and Singapore recently and has been training at Bury's Carrington base for a number of weeks before agreeing a deal.

The club need international clearance before they can play Pennant, who can also list the likes of Arsenal, Birmingham and Leeds among his many former teams.

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Aston Villa set to sign Forest midfielder Lansbury

Aston Villa are expected to complete the £3million signing of Henri Lansbury by Friday.

Nottingham Forest have finally given the green light for the midfielder to move to their Sky Bet Championship rivals, Press Association Sport understands.

Lansbury is out of contract in the summer but the transfer has dragged on because of the takeover saga which has been ongoing at the City Ground.

Henri Lansbury is on his way. Credit: PA

The takeover fell through last week and the Reds sacked manager Philippe Montanier at the weekend.

Villa boss Steve Bruce admitted last week he would be prepared to wait for Lansbury if Villa failed to complete the move this month but is set to get his man in the next 24 hours.

Ex-Arsenal trainee Lansbury, who joined Forest from the Gunners in August 2012, has scored six goals in 19 appearances this season.

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