Saturday media watch [21.07.12]: Latest on Feyenoord defender
Birmingham Mail: Darren Bent is determined to keep the captaincy to prove his commitment to Villa after being given the role of stand-in skipper on a temporary basis. Bent has been handed the armband for the friendlies against Burton and Philadelphia Union and is expected to retain the role for tonight's match against Chicago Fire.
Birmingham Mail: When it comes to conducting a close-season interview with Nathan Delfouneso, the easiest thing to do would probably be to copy and paste the one from the previous summer. There's the wanting to put last season behind him, there's the wanting to impress the new manager, there's the wanting a first-team chance.
Express and Star: Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman is pressing Aston Villa for a decision over whether or not they wish to sign defender Ron Vlaar. Villa entertained the 27-year-old Holland international last weekend to set up a deal the player admitted was "a dream" for him.
The Sun: Wigan have bid £3million for Real Mallorca centre-back Ivan Ramis. Aston Villa are also interested and Ramis wants a move - but the Spanish side are holding out for £4.25m.
*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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