Transfer news: Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola tells Sky Sports News HQ the Italy striker is happy at Liverpool
Mario Balotelli's agent has told Sky Sports News HQ the Italy striker is "happy at Liverpool" and gets on well with Brendan Rodgers.
Italy striker Antonio Cassano has left troubled Serie A club Parma after rescinding his contract.
Lowton, 24, impressed in his first season at Villa after moving from Sheffield United and has earned himself a new extended contract.
Lowton is the sixth player to agree a new contract this season, following fellow defenders Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker, midfielder Ashley Westwood, striker Andreas Weimann and goalkeeper Brad Guzan.