Villa bag Beye from Newcastle

Aston Villa have signed Newcastle United defender Habib Beye, the Premier League club said on their website on Friday.

The Senegal international, who can play at right-back and centre-back, has signed a three-year deal with Villa and moves for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old had also been given permission by Championship side Newcastle to speak to Hull City before joining Martin O'Neill's Villa.