Everton to pay release clause of Aston Villa midfielder, Stoke star to reject Toffees

Everton are keen to improve on their last two seasons, in which they finished 11th. The Toffees have a new coach in Ronald Koeman and are eager to return to the Premier League’s top five. The club has been linked with a number of players this summer, while some of their biggest starts have been linked with a move away from Goodison Park. Just think about Romelu Lukaku and John Stones. It’s been obvious that Everton are looking to add more quality to their midfield. Zenit’s Axel Witsel was apparently close to…

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Aston Villa vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be looking to put some pressure on Premier League leaders Leicester City by defeating hapless bottom club Aston Villa and reducing the gap between the sides to two points. The hosts have the appearance of a team that just wants to put out of its misery, with nine points plus an inferior goal difference separating them from the safety line and recent performances showing little to suggest that they will even come close to making a fight of it during the closing weeks of the season. Although they…

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Tottenham vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Managerless Aston Villa will be hoping to start turning things around after losing eight of their last nine Premier League games, but face a tough ask on Monday evening as they visit a Tottenham side which has not lost over the same period. Were it not for the fact they have drawn five of their matches, Tottenham would be much closer to the top of the Premier League, but recent form does suggest that they are serious top four contenders. Last time out the Londoners hit back brilliantly from the early…

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