Aston Villa hit with huge blow ahead of Sheffield United clash, Ancelotti lined up, and more

After defeating last season’s promotion rivals Norwich City last weekend, Sheffield United face another Championship side from last season on Saturday in Aston Villa. For now, here are today’s Premier League rumours.

By Rhys Thomas
Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:15 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:15 am
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Sheffield United’s upcoming opponents Aston Villa have been hit with a huge blow ahead of their clash at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

The two teams were promotion rivals in The Championship last season, with Villa winning the play-off final weeks after the Blades confirmed their automatic promotion.

Now, star Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings has been ruled out for the rest of December, leaving the opposition without a key player on their trip to play Sheffield United.

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The news will be a huge blow for Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, in a tricky match-up with the Blades.

Villa have had a mixed start to the season, and are only out of the relegation places on goal difference.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City have all regularly been ‘sounding out’ the agent of Brazilian star Neymar, in view of a potential transfer from PSG. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are interested in speaking to Carlo Ancelloti in regards to their vacant manager role, after the Italian was sacked from Napoli, despite a 4-0 win in the Champions League. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, other reports claim that Ancelloti is NOT on the radar of Arsenal. (The Athletic)

Some believe that Goodison Park is a more likely destination for Ancelloti than The Emirates, as he is said to be the top choice to replace Marco Silva. (The Telegraph)

Manchester City may focus their search for a defender on Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti, who has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp. (L’Equipe)

Former Manchester United and Inter Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make a shock return to the Premier League - the Swede has reportedly been offered a bumper contract by Everton. (Daily Express)

In-form Wolves striker Raul Jimenez apparently fancies a move to La Liga, and would like to play for a bigger club. (Daily Mail)