Paul Lambert and his men started this season brightly, but now it seems they will once again fight for their Premier League existence.
Reported Targets: Moussa Dembele, Ikechi Anya, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverly on a permanent deal, Matt Jarvis, Darren Fletcher, Giampaolo Pazzini
Possible Arrival: Tom Cleverley
I know most of the Aston Villa fans will be excited to read about the link of Moussa Dembele. But, to be realistic, there is no chance for them to get him. Of all reported targets, a deal to sign Tom Cleverley is the most likely one. Louis Van Gaal has finally found his feet at Manchester United. He will be happy to let go of the England international. As for Cleverley, he should be happy to come to somewhere he can play regularly.
Other Possible Arrivals: Ikechi Anya, Giampaolo Pazzini, Matt Jarvis
Possible Departure: Ron Vlaar
After an impressive world cup performance Dutch international drew a lot of interest in him. He was constantly linked with a move away in the summer but somehow he ended up staying up the club. But this time it will be difficult for the club to keep hold of him. With the likes of Manchester United, Napoli and Liverpool chasing him, it will be hard for the player to resist a move.
Other Possible Departure: Fabian Delph — After making his international debut, the midfielder is drawing attention from clubs like Liverpool and Tottenham. With his contract set to end this summer, and Villa once again struggling to stay up, he may now feel he has outgrown the club. I also expect Christian Benteke to leave.