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Press Talk: Terry to sign today?

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Press Talk: Terry to sign today?

Daily Telegraph: John Terry will be confirmed as an Aston Villa player on Monday, in a huge coup for Steve Bruce. Terry has agreed to sign for Villa on an initial 12-month deal to extend his playing career in the Championship, after rejecting at least 10 offers from around the world. The former England and Chelsea captain, 36, has received contract proposals from clubs including Galatasaray, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea but is joining Villa after extensive talks in the past few days.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa should complete the signing of John Terry within the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources. Negotiations have progressed well with the former England captain, with only one or two minor contractual issues to address. Sources indicate Harry Redknapp has accepted defeat in his pursuit of Terry, and his attempts to lure him to Midlands rivals Birmingham City.

The Sun: John Terry will sign for Aston Villa today. SunSport exclusively revealed the former Chelsea captain would sign a £60,000-a-week deal. And he is expected to complete the move in the next 24 hours before flying out to Villa’s pre-season training camp in the Algarve. Terry will seal a one-year deal before meeting his new team-mates.

Birmingham Mail: John Terry will head out to Portugal this week to sign his Aston Villa contract and meet up with his new team-mates for pre-season training, the Birmingham Mail understands. Terry will become Steve Bruce’s first signing of the summer window when he finalises a one-year deal. Villa have persuaded the 36-year-old former England captain to drop down to the Championship after ending a 20-year spell with Chelsea, where he achieved legend status.

Daily Express: Aston Villa will complete a deal for Chelsea legend John Terry today. Terry's time at Chelsea is over with the Blues stalwart leaving Stamford Bridge after 22 years. The former England captain made 717 appearances for the club, scoring 67 goals and scooping 17 major trophies along the way.

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BBC Sport: Everton are hopeful of confirming the £25m signing of Burnley's England defender Michael Keane on Monday. Keane, 24, is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours before completing the formalities of his move.

Sky Sports: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Alexandre Lacazette's move to Arsenal should be completed "within the next day or two". Arsenal's opening bid of £39m was turned down last month, but significant progress has been made in talks between the clubs.

BBC Sport: West Bromwich Albion have signed England striker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton for a fee of about £12m. The 27-year-old has struggled with injuries in his five years at Saints, scoring 32 goals in 126 appearances.

*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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By @AVFCOfficial 3rd July 2017