Aston Villa have ‘joined’ transfer chase and pundit predicts Southampton score

The latest Aston Villa news and rumours on Thursday

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Aston Villa are 17th in the Premier League table after the opening six games.

The Midlands outfit have won just once so far this term and will be hoping to get more points on the board over the coming weeks.

They are in action tomorrow night at home to Southampton.

Here is a look at the latest news coming out of the club today...

Midfielder on radar

Aston Villa are reportedly keen on signing Santos youngster Andrey Santos.

The midfielder made 28 appearances in all competitions last season despite being only 18-years-old.

According to a report by Jeunesfooteux, Steven Gerrard’s side have ‘joined’ the race to land him along with Newcastle United, PSG and Barcelona.

Pundit predicts score

Pundit Chris Sutton has predicted Villa to pick up a win tomorrow against Southampton.

The ex-striker believes the hosts will win 2-1 at Villa Park.

He has said, as per BBC Sport: “This is a really big game for Aston Villa as we head into the international break with Gerrard coming under a bit of pressure.

“Southampton have made a better start to the season than Villa have, but the home fans will expect to win this one.

“It’s going to be close, but I think Villa will edge it.”

Ex-player training with Chelsea

Former Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair is training with Chelsea.

The 33-year-old is a free agent following his departure from Championship club Preston North End at the end of June.

He has taken to Instagram to send the following message: