Fabian Delph to join Manchester City after u-turn

Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph seems to have changed his mind yet again about joining Manchester City after unconfirmed reports that he was undergoing a medical in Wilmslow.

Delph was scheduled to undergo a medical with City a week ago after City agreed to meet his £8 million release clause.

However, last week he had a change of heart and issued a statement confirming his loyalty to Villa.

“I’m aware there has been intense media speculation surrounding my future in the last 24 hours and I want to set the record straight.

“I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”

Now, it seems he has made yet another u-turn and is in talks with City.

The midfielder, who did not travel with Villa for their pre-season training camp in Portugal, played a key role in helping his side remain in the Premier League and make it to the FA Cup final.

The departure of Delph to City, coupled with the confirmed transfer of Christian Benteke to Liverpool for £32.5 million, will be a huge blow for Villa manager Tim Sherwood. Losing Benteke and Delph throws Sherwood’s plans for the upcoming 2015-16 campaign into question and increases the need to bring new players to Villa Park.