Aston Villa sign midfielder Barkley from Luton

Aston Villa have signed midfielder Ross Barkley from Luton Town on a permanent deal.

The 30-year-old made 32 Premier League appearances for Luton, who were relegated from the top flight, in 2023-24.

Barkley spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Aston Villa from Chelsea.

The former Everton midfielder also made 33 appearances for England between 2013 and 2019.

Barkley'a arrival follows Villa's double signing of Samuel Iling-Junior and Enzo Barrenechea, who joined for a combined 22m euros (£18.6m) on Monday.

On Friday, Villa completed the signing of Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen for £35m, while they have also signed striker Lewis Dobbin from Everton.

More to follow.