Monday media watch [16.06.14 AM]: Senderos hailed by Cole
Birmingham Mail: Joe Cole has tipped Philippe Senderos to be a "leader" for Villa as he hailed his fellow newcomer to the club. Senderos and Cole became Villa's first two signings of the summer when they joined on free transfers earlier this month. The duo were available on Bosmans after the defender was released by Fulham and the midfielder by West Ham when their respective contracts expired. The former England playmaker believes that, like himself, the Switzerland international centre-half will bring a wealth of experience to a young squad.
Daily Mail: Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Aston Villa are keen on Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 29, who impressed on loan at West Brom. He would cost around £2.5m.
The Sun: Joleon Lescott will decide his future this week - with eight clubs vying for the defender. The free agent is wanted by Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Hull, West Ham, Bordeaux, Besiktas, Portland Timbers and Al Ain.
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BBC Sport: Fifa is to review how it broadcasts goalline technology decisions after the process caused confusion during a World Cup game between France and Honduras. On Sunday in France's 3-0 win, goalline technology was used for the first time at a Fifa World Cup to aid a decision. Replays showed a 'no goal' graphic before judging the ball later crossed the line after hitting the goalkeeper.
Sky Sports: New Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed he chose to move to Stamford Bridge after former club Arsenal informed him they had sufficient cover for his position. The Spain international was not thought to be part of Barcelona's plans as new manager Luis Enrique rebuilds the squad after a rare season without any silverware.
BBC Sport: England captain Steven Gerrard believes the fearless approach of Liverpool team-mate Raheem Sterling can play a crucial role in reviving their World Cup hopes. Roy Hodgson's side face a fight for Group D survival against Uruguay in Sao Paulo on Thursday after they both lost opening games, with England going down 2-1 to Italy in Manaus.
*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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