Monday media watch [10.06.13 AM]: Weimann in the spotlight
Birmingham Mail: Andreas Weimann will give Aston Villa a major boost on Monday by signing a new contract with the claret and blues. Weimann will put pen to paper on a new and improved three-year deal keeping him at Villa until the summer of 2016.
Daily Mail: Andreas Weimann has given Paul Lambert a huge boost by agreeing a new three-year deal to stay with Aston Villa. The Austria forward, who has been on international duty this week, is due in Birmingham on Monday to sign the paperwork before leaving on holiday.
Daily Record: Barry Bannan last night lifted the lid on the crazy schedule which took him from the beaches of Marbella to the trenches in Zagreb. And cost him a golfing holiday in between. Bannan dropped everything when told he had a chance of winning a Scotland reprieve for the World Cup clash against Croatia.
Goal.com: Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton has revealed his intention to leave the club this summer, but hopes for a permanent move rather than another loan departure. The Scotland international was sent out on short-term moves to Championship side Nottingham Forest and La Liga outfit Real Mallorca last season after being deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Paul Lambert.
Best Of The Rest
The Sun: Juventus have hit back at Arsenal in the fight for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
BBC Sport: Football Association chairman David Bernstein says he has been "impressed" with Stuart Pearce ahead of talks on the England Under-21 coach's future.
Mirror: Robin van Persie is aiming to join an elite group that includes Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry by winning the Premier League Golden Boot three years in a row.
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