Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox has confirmed Christian Benteke will be offered a new contract this summer to try to stave off interested clubs. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The Aston Villa captain, Fabian Delph, hopes Christian Benteke will remain at the club next season but has admitted he would never attempt to dissuade(...)

Despite signing for a club record fee of £24 million Darren Bent didn’t enjoy a happy time at Aston Villa and his release comes as no great surprise. Photo: Neville Williams/Getty Images

Aston Villa have offered a new contract to defender Ron Vlaar but released striker Darren Bent, the club have confirmed. Enda Stevens will also leave (...)

Tom Cleverley has been called up to the England squad for the games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. Photo:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Everton have agreed a deal to sign out-of-contract Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a five-year-deal. The 25-year-old will be a free agen(...)

Christian Benteke has said his future lies in the hands of his agent, who “knows what he wants”. Photograph: PA

Christian Benteke has opened the door to a possible move away from Aston Villa this summer by admitting his agent “knows what he wants”. The Belgium s(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the second goal for Arsenal in their FA cup final victory over Aston Villa at Wembley. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0Arsenal broke records and the hearts of the 25,000 Aston Villa fans as they coasted to the biggest FA Cup final win in 21 year(...)

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has played  a key part in the club’s run to the FA Cup final. Photo:   Mike Egerton/PA

Former Aston Villa academy director Bryan Jones, who retired after a 31-year association with the club last September, talks about how Jack Grealis(...)

The FA Cup semi final win against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium was a breakthrough moment for Given  and Villa. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

In the car from the train station, it starts. Unintentionally, it’s a bit heavy. How was Saturday, then? It is a standard question to put to a footbal(...)

Tim Sherwood says Christian Benteke should aim higher than Liverpool if he is to leave Aston Villa. Photograph: PA

Christian Benteke goes into the FA Cup final on Saturday with Aston Villa’s manager, Tim Sherwood, telling him he should set his sights higher than Li(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given celebrates the FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland international in winning his fitness battle to play in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is winning his fitness fight to be ready for the FA Cup final. The Donegal man missed Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley(...)