It was suggested on Monday that the deal was on hold simply because the 25-year-old former Reading man is still away on holiday and the move would be completed on his return. However it now seems Sidwell wants a handsome golden handshake from Chelsea because they are willing to sell him and he still has three years left on a £50,000-a-week contract at Stamford Bridge.
Villa are offering the former Arsenal youngster a £35,000-a-week contract at Villa Park and it appears he wants the £2million pay-off as compensation for taking a drop in wages to leave the Londoners given that they will be making a huge profit on him.
Sidwell joined the Blues on a Bosman free transfer from the Royals 12 months ago and has barely played for the club.
Burton midfielder Martin Samuelsen will use the international break to recover from illness after pulling out of Norway U21's games.
Jonas Lossl is staying 'optimistic' over Huddersfield's chances of survival this season and has urged his team-mates to 'go for it'.