Date: 6th January 2010 at 12:49pm
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Funny old game! According to The Daily Mail Marlon Harewood might be on his way back to West Ham! The Hare was on loan at Newcastle United but they aren’t in the market to buy him permanently and there had been some talk of them not being able to agree a loan fee for the second half of the season. Now this report says that he might be on his way back to Upton Park in a cut price deal.

The Daily Mail also link Harewood, who is out of contract this summer, to Hull.

Eric Lichaj had returned to Aston Villa after his loan deal at Lincoln City had ended. It is thought that he will be loaned back out but this time to a Championship side.

From Vital Forest: Aston Villa are looking to recruit Spurs defender/midfielder Gareth Bale and if he decides to join them, it could prove beneficial to the Reds’. Full details: Bale To Villa = Shorey To Forest

Matthew Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail claims Villa are interested in Rangers striker Kris Boyd whose contract expires this summer. The 26-year-old Scottish international has 19 goals so far this season. Sorry, can’t see this one, he has 97 goals in four years up t’north but it is a massive jump to the Premiership.

Meanwhile, I’m told in exclusive transfer news that Argentinean striker Lionel Messi, currently at Barcelona, is lining up a shock move to Aston Villa due to his apparent obsession with the ultra rare lesser spotted newt which has been seen to reside near Bodymoor Heath. Some of you – including Messi apparently – will remember planning permission was held up at Bodymoor whilst the endangered species survey was carried out. Well, looks like from small newt to Argentinean star at Villa is not all make believe…. well, it is but not in my exclusive source in a parallel universe.


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