Monday media watch [30.07.12 AM/PM]: Holman backs El Ahmadi
Setanta Sports: Andreas Weimann hopes to gain more game time to impress Paul Lambert with Darren Bent and Gabby Agbonlahor struggling due to injuries.
Express & Star: Wolves were today considering a £10m bid for Steven Fletcher from Sunderland - as Aston Villa prepared to make their pitch for the striker.
Express & Star: Brett Holman today backed fellow Dutch league import Karim El Ahmadi to make a big impact in the Premier League for Aston Villa this season.
Setanta Sports: Darren Bent is confident Aston Villa will improve on their home form this season after their worst campaign of results at Villa Park.
Express & Star: Walsall were today set to announce the signing of former Aston Villa academy striker Connor Taylor.
Birmingham Mail: Darren Bent is backing a supporters' campaign to bring a vibrant atmosphere back to Villa's famous Holte End next season.
Birmingham Mail: Andi Weimann reckons Darren Bent and Gabby Agbonlahor's injuries could give him more game-time to impress Paul Lambert in pre-season.
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BBC Sport: Manchester United has signed a new deal to have its shirts sponsored by US car brand Chevrolet.
Sky Sports: Sky Sports sources understand Everton have agreed a fee with Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Steven Pienaar.
BBC Sport: Liverpool have accepted an undisclosed offer from Fiorentina for Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani.
Sky Sports: Roberto Mancini admits Robin van Persie has a difficult decision to make about his future with Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus all battling for his coveted signature.
*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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