Well this one came out of the blue! Stoke City have beaten off a host of other clubs and taken Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie on loan.
Crystal Palace and QPR were strongly linked this week and many thought Hendrie would re-join former Villa manager John Gregory at the hoops.
Wolves, West Brom and Southampton were all linked last season as Hendrie looks for regular football.
The 29-year-old will move to The Britannia Stadium on a two-month loan can could make his debut against Preston this weekend.
In other news Brighton are running the rule over 19-year-old Villa striker Sam Williams after taking him on a month's loan.
Their caretaker manager Dean Wilkins said 'Sam's not the experienced striker that we're after, but I think he'll be good for us. We'll take him for the month initially, and then see how it goes from there.'
Aston Villa have a few players out on loan so far this season, so here's an update following on from the last month.
Gordon Cowans' Under 21 side hosted Burnley on Monday at Bodymoor Heath in a friendly.
Aston Villa have six players away with their countries in the October international window.
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