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Sherwood bemoans Aston Villa sickness

Tim Sherwood has revealed a sickness bug has swept through the Aston Villa camp ahead of their clash with Sunderland.

The boss is waiting on a number of players ahead of Saturday's Premier League visit of the Black Cats.

Tim Sherwood says there's quite a few sick players around Villa. Credit: PA

"There's a sickness bug around the training ground so there are a few players who have not been able to make training," he said.

"We have a couple of players, I don't want to tell you who who they are but they're not here today because they are ill.

"They are not well today and the doc is having to do some overtime. We could miss a couple and there's a couple who are not well now. I'd rather they weren't well now rather than tomorrow.

"There must be a bug going around, we're just hoping it's made its way to the north-east."

Sunderland bring in Swedish forward from Rennes

Ola Toivonen has moved to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Sunderland have bolstered their forward line by signing Swedish attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen from Rennes.

The experienced international has joined on a season-long loan from the Ligue 1 club.

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Spurs sign South Korean forward from Leverkusen

Heung-Min Son joins from Bayer Leverkusen. Credit: PA

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of South Korean forward Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen.

The South Koren international has penned a five-year deal at White Hart Lane and has cost the club around £22million.

:I'm looking forward to going there and performing for the Spurs fans as soon as possible.

The support I get from the fans motivates me more and more.

I'm a player who really loves football. I learned the game under my father who was a football coach in my school.

I've trained with both feet so I can use them freely. Bold and daring - this is how I like to try to play.

– Heung-Min Son

Everton set to announce double signing

Ramiro Funes Mori is on his way to Goodison. Credit: PA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he is confident of announcing deals for Ramiro Funes Mori and Leandro Rodriguez on Friday.

Argentina defender Mori will join from River Plate in his homeland for a fee in the region of £6million, while striker Rodriguez will move from River Plate in Uruguay.

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