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Press Talk: Snodgrass to sign?

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Press Talk: Snodgrass to sign?

Sky Sports: Robert Snodgrass is to have a medical at Aston Villa ahead of a planned season-long loan move from West Ham. Sunderland and Birmingham were also interested in signing the Scotland international but we understand Villa are on the verge of securing his services. 

Express & Star: Aston Villa appear to have won the race for West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass, with the Scot set to undergo at medical at the club. The 29-year-old has failed to make an impact at West Ham since joining the club in January from Hull, and is due to leave before the transfer deadline passes. It's reported that the winger will head to Villa today to undergo a medical ahead of a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy. 

Birmingham Mail: Aston Villa are edging closer to the signing of Robert Snodgrass with the West Ham United winger set to undergo a medical today. Sunderland were interested in taking the Scotland international to the Stadium of Light while Birmingham City were also said to be monitoring the situation, but Villa look to have won the race. Snodgrass has been told he can leave West Ham only seven months after joining the club from Hull City - where he previously worked with Steve Bruce. 

BBC Sport: Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce says he is trying his best to sign West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass on loan. Snodgrass, 29, played for Bruce at former club Hull City but has fallen down the Hammers' pecking order. 

Daily Mail: Aston Villa are closing in on the loan signing of Robert Snodgrass with Steve Bruce praising the 29-year-old's ability to play in any position across the front line. As revealed by Sportsmail on Tuesday, Bruce has moved for the player he signed for Hull to add 'quality in abundance' to his attacking options. A deal is yet to be concluded with a number of details to be finalised with West Ham United but Villa are in advanced negotiations. 

Clubcall: Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has revealed he is hoping to secure a reunion with West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass this summer. The Scotland international has struggled to settle since joining the London Stadium outfit in January for a fee in the region of £10m from Hull. Snodgrass failed to hit the back of the net in 15 Premier League appearances last season and he appears to be out of the first-team picture this term. However, despite his struggles, Bruce is keen on securing a reunion with the 29-year-old on a season-long loan with Villa. 

The Sun: Aston Villa are edging closer to signing in-demand midfielder Robert Snodgrass. The 29-year-old has arrived for his medical ahead of a season-long loan move away from the Hammers. He has only been at West Ham since January, but already he has fallen out of favour under the management of Slaven Bilic. Snodgrass has only made 15 appearances for the Hammers and is yet to score, tallying just two assists in the process. The Scotland international is expected to join the Championship side on a season-long loan deal. 

Express & Star: Steve Bruce reckons Robert Snodgrass will provide an added edge to Villa’s attack should they be successful in completing a loan swoop for the West Ham winger. Villa are closing in on a deal which would see the 29-year-old join on a season-long loan from Hammers. Snodgrass has been deemed surplus to requirements at the London Stadium, less than a year after moving from Hull for £10.2m. Boss Bruce, who managed the Scotland international at Hull, believes he would add another versatile option to his Villa squad. 

BBC Sport: Stevenage have added Aston Villa youngster Kevin Toner to their squad in a season-long loan deal. The 21-year-old defender came through Villa's academy and made his senior debut for the club in April 2016. 

Daily Mail: Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has warned his players they have done nothing yet despite enjoying a good week. Villa followed 4-2 Saturday's Sky Bet Championship victory over Norwich with a 4-1 Carabao Cup dismissal of League One Wigan to further raise spirits after a testing start to the campaign. However, Bruce is not getting carried away as he prepares for Saturday's league trip to Bristol City. 

Clubcall: Bristol City are set to welcome back several first-team regulars for Aston Villa's Sky Bet Championship trip to Ashton Gate on Friday night. City produced a Carabao Cup upset at Watford on Tuesday to knock out their Premier League hosts. But skipper Bailey Wright, Bobby Reid - who scored after coming on as a substitute in that 3-2 win - and Korey Smith are all expected to return. 

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BBC Sport: Barcelona are close to making Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele the second most expensive player in history. The likely fee will be less than the 222m euros (£200m) Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar in August. However, it will be more than the £89m Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba. 

Sky Sports: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit back at those who suggested his career might be over after last season’s knee injury, and declared “the journey continues”. The 35-year-old has re-signed for Manchester United on a one-year contract after an impressive debut season at Old Trafford, which saw him score 28 goals in 46 games, was cut short by a serious knee injury. 

BBC Sport: West Bromwich Albion have signed Scotland winger Oliver Burke from German club RB Leipzig on a five-year contract for a reported fee of £15m. Burke, 20, became the most expensive Scottish player ever when he joined Bundesliga side Leipzig for a fee of about £13m in August 2016. 

*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 25th August 2017