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Aston Villa record £69m financial loss including £30m bonus payment to former owner Randy Lerner

Aston Villa have recorded a loss of almost £69m for the last financial year. The deficit includes a £30m bonus payment to former owner Randy Lerner which was due on their return to the Premier League. The club also outlined “exceptional promotion-related costs” of £45.8m as a significant contributory factor in the £68.9m loss for the financial year ending May 31, 2019. The results showed turnover was down by £14.3m

Paul Merson insists Paul Pogba will have Man Utd regrets unlike Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes is likely to enjoy a far better career at Manchester United than Paul Pogba who has "already left", according to Paul Merson. The Frenchman has been absent for most of the season due to injury but he and his agent have regularly made comments that suggest his mind is elsewhere. Pogba's quality on the pitch isn't in any doubt, but the January arrival of Fernandes has filled the

Man City boss Pep Guardiola plotting £30m transfer move for Everton star

Manchester City could launch a £30m move for Everton defender Mason Holgate in the summer, as the second-place side look to expand their defensive options ahead of next season. The 23-year-old could be about to make a meteoric rise to join one of the finest team’s in English football, after featuring in the Championship for West Bromwich Albion last season.  His contributions were not enough for the west Midlands side, who lost

Premier League match previews: Team news, key stats, predictions

Team news, key stats and predictions for the midweek Premier League action. Charlie Nicholas’ Premier League predictions Premier League Table | Fixtures | Top scorers Live on Sky: Norwich vs Leicester: Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 7.30pm; Kick-off 8pm Onel Hernandez is the latest Norwich player set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with the winger expected to be out for the next eight weeks after

Europa League draw IN FULL: Who Man Utd, Rangers and Wolves will play in last 16

Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers are through to the last 16 after progressing on Thursday night. United cruised past Club Brugge after a 5-0 hammering at Old Trafford saw the Belgians defeated 6-1 on aggregate. Wolves had already done the hard work in their first-leg against Espanyol, beating the Spanish side 4-0 at Molineux. They followed up that thumping victory with a 3-2 defeat away to seal at 6-3 success

Man Utd failed in £200k Jack Grealish deal when Villa gave academy kid big money

Alex McLeish has revealed Manchester United almost poached Jack Grealish from Aston Villa during his academy days for just £200,000. The Red Devils are keen to lure the Villa playmaker away from his boyhood club this summer. And any potential deal would cost United a hefty sum, likely to be at least around the £60m mark. Villa are fighting to survive in the Premier League, with Grealish key to their

Spurs' Son Heung-min to isolate himself for two weeks amid coronavirus fears

Son Heung-min could be forced to self isolate when he returns to London from Seoul. The Tottenham forward went back to South Korea to have an operation on his recent broken arm having used the same surgeon three years prior. That decision could now turn out to be a set back on his return from injury, with his home country recently added to the list of at risk places put

Europa League draw simulator: Man Utd to face Rangers, Wolves vs Inter Milan in last 16

The Europa League draw takes place at midday today and Express Sport has simulated the possible outcome for the last 16 of the tournament. Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers are all in hat. Ties will be decided at 12pm today in Nyom, Switzerland with every team eligible to face one another. And in our draw Manchester United drew none other than Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in what would be a mouth-watering

Mesut Ozil’s agent guarantees Arsenal stay until 2021 with free transfer planned

Mesut Ozil’s agent has insisted the German will stay at Arsenal for the duration of his contract despite plenty of rumours linking him with a move away. Ozil has struggled for consistency in recent years at the Emirates and appeared to be left out in the cold by former Gunners boss Unai Emery. Mikel Arteta has welcomed the former Real Madrid star back into the fold however Ozil is still

Europa League draw RECAP: Man Utd, Rangers and Wolves last 16 opponents confirmed

The Europa League draw for the last-16 has taken place with Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers all discovering their opponents. Getting down to the crux of the competition now with one eye on the final in Gdansk. There were a few tough teams that the British teams clearly wanted to avoid in the draw, namely Italian duo Inter Milan and Roma as well as German outfit Bayer Leverkusen. Unfortunately for