Date: 12th August 2008 at 12:45pm
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The Newcastle United Blog is talking about a report (which I can’t currently find!) linking Aston Villa to Newcastle and former Leeds United striker/midfielder Alan Smith.

Smith moved from Manchester United to Newcastle last summer for £6million but the blog says that he’ll find it tough to get too many games up front with all their strikers fit again.

They go on to claim a fee of around £4million might well be accepted.

Sunderland and Everton have also been linked. The blog says ‘We fully expect Alan to move on before the end of August.’

Another report suggests that Liverpool have joined Villa in the chase for Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.

a) I am not convinced we are chasing him
b) I am not convinced that Chelsea are looking to sell him
c) I am sure that Chelsea would not want to sell him to a close rival in Liverpool?
d) There is no d) but I’m enjoying myself making lists!

Apart from that, the reports could be 100% correct!!!!

Chelsea fans would be upset at the exit as they named the England international their player of the year last season however reports suggest he is unsettled with the arrival of Deco and if they also sign Robinho the midfielder might need to look for a new club for first team football.