Thursday media watch [05.07.12 AM]: New boss raring to go
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert is keeping tabs on Sheffield United right-back Matthew Lowton as he looks to increase competition in the Villa backline. Lambert was renowned for bringing through players from the lower leagues at Norwich and is an admirer of the 23-year-old defender.
The Sun: Brad Guzan is set to perform a U-turn by rejoining Aston Villa eight weeks after quitting! The American keeper, 27, rejected a new contract offer in May and left to seek regular first team football.
Birmingham Post: New Aston Villa officially stars now...Paul Lambert's players will find out exactly what is expected of them from here on in when they report back to Bodymoor Heath for pre-season training today.
Birmingham Post: Brad Guzan could be a Villa player again by the time the club tour his native USA, with Paul Lambert and the goalkeeper keen to strike a new deal. The American international was released by the claret and blues at the end of last season after failing to sign the contract extension he was offered.
Goal.com: Aston Villa are preparing to make a swoop for Stade Rennais winger Yacine Brahimi after the midfielder announced his intention to quit the club, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year-old can operate as a playmaker or a winger, and has attracted the attentions of a number of clubs across Europe, including Borussia Monchengladbach and Ligue 1 rivals Sochaux.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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