Brazil’s Roberto Firmino has signed for Liverpool. Photograph: Kiko Huesca/Inpho

Liverpool have signed Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino subject to a medical, the Premier League club have announced. The 23-year-old Brazil internat(...)

Chelsea begin their title defence at home aginast Swansea City. Photograph: Getty

Premier League champions Chelsea will start the defence of their title with a home game against Swansea. Jose Mourinho’s men finished eight poi(...)

Aston Villa have responded to photographs on social media, appearing to show Jack Grealish drunk. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

Aston Villa have said they are “aware of the photographs circulating” of Jack Grealish after the midfielder was pictured apparently drunk on holiday i(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

A genuine zebra crossing on the Massai Mara in Kenya

One of the biggest risks I found travelling through Kenya was the ever-present threat of getting all poetic. It happened when we got out of our jeep t(...)

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(...)

Arsenal’s  Hector Bellerin: “If I wanted to be at Barcelona I would have stayed there,” he says. “My challenge was to come to England and I came here with everything.” Photograph: Getty Images

As Hector Bellerin boards the bus bound for Wembley today, it will be impossible for him not to reflect on the journey he made a year before. When (...)

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(...)