Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo was reportedly 'enraged' by Ciaran Clark's £5m move to Newcastle United .

The Birmingham Mail have revealed the boss was fuming after he lost the centre-back for such a low fee and urged the Villa money-men to take release clauses out of players' contracts.

Clark leapt at the chance to join Rafa Benitez's Newcastle project and has been a key addition to the Spaniard's side in the North East.

And while Newcastle have prospered with the defender, Aston Villa have struggled at the start of the season, winning just one of their opening eight matches.

Josh Murphy scored Norwich's second goal against Everton in round four of the EFL Cup

Norwich City look to have a fight on their hands to keep twins Josh and Jacob Murphy on their books.

The 21-year-old's have impressed in Norwich's strong start to the Championship season and a host of premier League clubs are thought to be interested in the pair.

Everton, West Brom, Hull and Swansea are all thought to be interested on the starlets who are out of contract at the end of the season.

Alex Neil was relaxed about the brothers' situation however. He said: "What you should always do is presume that you don’t really know anything about their contracts because nine times out of 10 you don’t.

"The point I’m making is ‘do you think we’re going to let them run out of contract at the end of the season?’ Don’t imagine. It’s a fact. We won't."

Lucas Piazon

Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon was disappointed that his Fulham side were dumped out of the EFL Cup by Bristol City yesterday - but what is worse is fellow Blue Tammy Abraham scored the winning goal.

Piazon has previously hit out at Chelsea's loan policy, with Craven Cottage his fifth home ground in as many years - but his relationship with Abraham is obviously a better one.

“To lose the game at the end is disappointing but we keep going. We have a game on Saturday against them and keep looking forward," Piazon told Get West London.

“It's worse [for me that Abraham scored]. He's doing very well this season. He's a goalscorer and will score many goals this season. He's a great player."

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Barnsley have signed forward Omari Patrick on a year-long deal after impressing on trial at the club.

The 20-year-old will turn out for the Reds' development side after good performances for the Tykes against Ipswich and Portsmouth.

Head of academy recruitment Bobby Hassell told the club website: He's quick and strong, so he will be a dangerous asset in our attacking play.

"He is also very hardworking off the ball, which is a very important and valuable skill to have.

"It's now down to him to keep working hard and get as much football under his belt as possible."

Etienne Capoue of Tottenham Hotspur and Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United battle for the ball

Finally, former Newcastle United man Hatem Ban Arfa could be handed a return to English football in January after failing to make an impression with PSG this campaign.

The attacking midfielder is reportedly a target for Southampton after a move to the French champions from Nice has left the midfielder struggling for game-time.

Ben Arfa scored 12 goals in 72 appearances for Newcastle but had was released from his contract after some erratic behaviour.