Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert is confident Joe Bennett will come good, after the defender felt the need to apologise for his performance in the cup shocker at Bradford.
Birmingham Mail: Darren Bent is a major doubt for this weekend's Premier League survival scrap against Southampton at Villa Park.
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has praised Andi Weimann's willingness to put his body on the line and play through the pain barrier for the claret and blue cause.
Daily Mirror: Harry Redknapp is competing with LA Galaxy for Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne.
Daily Star: Aston Villa have approached Inter Milan over a move for midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Brazilian Coutinho, 20, is viewed as one for the future at the San Siro and the Italian giants are open to a loan move.
Times: Aston Villa have been given a welcome boost after it emerged that Richard Dunne could return to training within the next fortnight.
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BBC Sport: Blackpool have granted Blackburn Rovers permission to speak to Michael Appleton about their managerial vacancy.
BBC Sport: Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says he is not looking to sign a striker in January despite losing Emmanuel Adebayor to the Africa Cup of Nations.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.