ICBrum have reported that Villa remain hopeful that Cameroon defensive-midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba will return for pre-season training.
This, of course doesn't mean he's coming back to play. I dare say if manager David O`Leary still wants to get rid he would prefer to try and sell a fit player. Dj-Dj has been in contact with the club to say that illness in the family has delayed the return.
We'll wait and see on this one, I certainly don't think he's expected to start the game against Arsenal on day 1 of the Premiership season!