Petrov will train with Aston Villa during pre-season – four years after being diagnosed with leukaemia.
The Football League fixtures have been released and Fulham v Newcastle is the curtain-raiser.
Roberto Di Matteo's first Villa signing is the Bournemouth centre-half. Solid.
"We want results yesterday instead of today," says the new Villa boss as he closes in on Bournemouth captain.
Shed a tear for Kolo Toure, Tony Hibbert and the rest of our fallen soldiers.
And no, that's not a picture from his unveiling. Though that would be absolutely wonderful.
Aston Villa are hopeful of appointing Roberto Di Matteo as their new boss by the end of the week.
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Sometimes you land a Nedved; sometimes you land a Poborsky. Euros shopping is always a risk.
Aston Villa have moved a step closer to appointing Roberto Di Matteo as manager after holding further talks
And there were two: Roberto Di Matteo and Nigel Pearson are said to be the names on the shortlist.
David Ginola has eased fears over his health following reports he was rushed to hospital on Thursday.
We thought it was done and dusted, Rodgers to Celtic, and Di Matteo was going to Aston Villa. Well, maybe not.
Villa are expected to step up their move for Roberto Di Matteo after Tony Xia completed his takeover.
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