Aston Villa have confirmed that Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and agreed a contract extension through to 2017 with the club.
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov, who has been suffering from acute leukaemia, has announced his retirement from football on the club's website.
Writing on the club's website, the Bulgarian said he would be starting a foundation to help people diagnosed with the disease.
"That I am ready to embrace new challenges will make this process much easier," he said.
"Since being diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March 2012, I have come to understand and appreciate the way in which this disease impacts the lives of so many people."
"My leukaemia is now in remission and I have finished my high intensity treatment," he added.
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Bradford MP George Galloway tweeted:
Former Bradford manager Chris Kamara tweeted:
Bradford go through, what a magnificent performance from every player & the manager has done an unbelievable job Jeff
2 - Bradford City are only the second fourth-tier side to reach the League Cup final & the first since Rochdale in 1962. Congratulations.
3 – Bradford City have become the first fourth-tier side to knock out three top-flight teams in a single League Cup campaign. Giantkillers.
Bradford City have become the first League 2 side to reach a major Wembley final.
They overcame a nervy final ten minutes to beat Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate.
James Hanson's headed goal leaves Bradford City level at 1-1 in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi final against Aston Villa.
Currently 4-2 up on aggregate, the Bantams are minutes away from an historic Wembley final.
Bradford City have scored their first goal in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final at Villa Park. The pressure is now back on Aston Villa.
The topsy-turvy history of Bradford City has been a mixture of success, financial crises and even tragedy. But tonight the League Two side could secure their place in the Capital One cup final if they prevail at Aston Villa.
- The club was formed in 1903
- Nicknamed ‘The Bantams’
- Play their home games at Valley Parade, which has a capacity of 25,136
- 56 supporters died when a fire ripped through the main stand on 11 May 1985 in one of British football's worst disasters
- Promoted to the Premier League in May 1999
- Relegated in 2001 and then slipped into League Two, where they have been since 2004
- Currently managed by Phil Parkinson, the 44th manager in the club's history