Date: 31st August 2012 at 4:27pm
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Sky Sports understands Aston Villa close to signing Ashley Westwood from Crewe, going for medical now. Fee agreed. #AVFC

Timothy Abraham ‏@TimothyAbraham
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Mauro Zarate and Wilfried Bony seem like deadline day red herrings. #AVFC making headway with Christian Benteke.

Mat Kendrick ‏@MatKendrick
Closing in on Christian Benteke: Villa making progress with deal for Genk’s Belgian striker Click Here

Mat Kendrick ‏@MatKendrick
Just to update on the Christian Benteke situation, it seems Villa have been given encouragement by Genk that a deal can be done #avfc

Timothy Abraham ‏@TimothyAbraham
As things stand…Not a single one of Villa’s signings during this window had played in the Premier League before they joined. A problem?

Neil Moxley ‏@Neil_Moxley_DM
‘@petecolley: Villa in talks with Crewe over midfielder Ashley Westwood…… Presumably Dale Stevens deal going cold!’

Timothy Abraham‏@TimothyAbraham
Another League One #AVFC import (according to @John__Percy ) – Crewe Alex captain @ARWesty04 looks to be midfield signing on the cards.

See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Westwood

He made his Crewe debut on 28 March 2009, coming on as a second half substitute in the Football League One clash with Millwall at Gresty Road, which ended in a 1-0 defeat. In December 2009, the player, following a string of impressive performances, signed a contract tying him to the club until 2012. Despite previously only playing 22 minutes of first team football in the 08-09 season, Westwood was named Crewe’s player of the year for the 2009-2010 season.[2] The campaign saw the midfielder score six goals in 36 league appearances. Speaking of the player’s success, Crewe assistant manager Steve Davis commented: ‘He’s a local lad and he’s come from nowhere. People didn’t really know much about him because he wasn’t one of the young rising stars, but over the last 18 months he’s kicked on and shown what he can do.’

On 17 November 2010, Westwood signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until 2014

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In other news on twitter, Marc Albrighton has a posh new bike and Jack Grealish is off to Nandos!!!!!!!!!!!!! : o)