Friday media watch [06.06.14 PM]: Vlaar/Senderos in focus
Express and Star: Philippe Senderos today vowed to help revive Villa after completing his return to the Premier League. The defender signed a two-year deal after leaving Valencia to become the claret and blues' first signing. Senderos is flying to Brazil with Switzerland for the World Cup today and will link up with his new team-mates in July.
Express and Star: Villa did make a brief check on Rio Ferdinand - but never offered the former England captain a contract. The claret and blues looked at the ex-Manchester United defender's situation before signing Philippe Senderos. And reports the 35-year-old had rejected a contract are wide of the mark as Villa did not table one.
ClubCall: Rio Ferdinand has reportedly snubbed Aston Villa's deal offer as he continues to assess his options after leaving Manchester United. The 35-year-old former England international central defender is on the lookout for a fresh challenge after opting to depart Old Trafford at the end of last season to bring the curtain down on a successful 12 years at the club.
Goal.com: Ron Vlaar has welcomed the potential appointment of Roy Keane as assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa. Keane is currently working under Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill, but is said to be in talks with Villa over a possible switch to the Midlands outfit.
Goal.com: Ron Vlaar has admitted Netherlands' defence is their Achilles heel ahead of the World Cup. The 2010 finalists have a tough job on their hands to progress to the knockout stages of the competition after being drawn alongside world champions Spain, Chile and Australia in Group B.
Irish Evening Herald: Shay Given has warned Irish fans against expecting too much too soon from his Aston Villa team-mate Jack Grealish.
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