Tuesday media watch [22.07.14 AM]: Tonev/Luna in spotlight
Birmingham Mail: Jores Okore is keen to learn from experienced new boy Philippe Senderos as they get to know each other's defending styles during Villa's Texas tour. Okore welcomes the extra competition that the arrival of Senderos will provide as Paul Lambert tries to bolster the claret and blues' leaky backline.
The Sun: Philippe Senderos cut short his family holiday to join his Aston Villa team-mates in Texas. The Swiss defender, who was taking a break after the World Cup, cannot wait to get going again. Paul Lambert's men will face FC Dallas tomorrow in almost 100F heat.
Mirror: Antonio Luna and Aleksandar Tonev look set to have played their last games for Aston Villa - after they were left out of the club's tour of America. Spaniard Luna, who was the club's first choice left-back last term, and Bulgarian winger Tonev have been told they can leave.
Daily Star: Aleksandar Tonev and Antonio Luna are unlikely to play for Aston Villa again after they were left out of the club's tour of America. Other than World Cup star Ron Vlaar, the duo are the only two senior men to miss the trip - even crocked strikers Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak have travelled.
Daily Express: Aleksandar Tonev and Antonio Luna look set to leave Aston Villa after being omitted from the club's 26-man squad for a tour to the USA.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa new boy Philippe Senderos insists he is looking forward to the new season after linking up with his new team-mates. Senderos joined Villa on a free transfer earlier this summer from Valencia and has signed a two-year deal at Villa Park. The Swiss international has joined up with Villa for their pre-season tour of America after an extended break following his exploits at the World Cup and the former Arsenal man believes the tour will benefit the squad.
*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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