Premier League gossip: Aston Villa fans plan Randy Lerner protest


Aston Villa supporters are planning a march in protest against owner Randy Lerner before this weekend's final Premier League home game against Newcastle, plus "a mass release of energy" in the 74th minute, claims the Birmingham Mail.

Aston Villa fans
Serious business these protests (Nigel French/PA Wire)

Manchester City have agreed to pay the £39 million release clause to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to Basque newspaper EITB.

Aymeric Laporte
Ability to tackle Ronaldo, check (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

The Guardian reports Andriy Yarmolenko will not be made available for sale to any of his interested clubs - with Everton and Stoke linked - his club Dynamo Kyiv's president has claimed.

Andriy Yarmolenko
No sale (Tim Ireland/AP)

The South Wales Evening Post claims Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin is being strongly tipped to become the next manager of Watford.

Francesco Guidolin
Heading to the Hornets? (Mike Egerton/PA Archive)

And finally, the Newcastle Chronicle says Magpies midfielder Florian Thauvin, 23, currently on loan at Marseille, has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.