Only bit of gossip in the press yesterday was in The Mirror linking Villa with Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson. Apparently Villa would take the 23-year-old Republic of Ireland international on loan or permanently if they get the chance.
Today is a bit more fruitful though!
A report by Dave Kidd and Alan Nixon in The People claims we are after 22-year-old Danish Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner in January as part of the £30million spending spree. Bayern Munich are also interested.
The People are also linking us to French international midfield (or ‘destroyer` a they call him) Yann M`Vila. The 20-year-old Rennes player would cost around £9million according to the paper.
Also named, Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick and the link to striker Djibril Cisse returns.
The News of the World claim that Roy Hodgson is still wanting Ashley Young and will over Ryan Babel as part of an £18million deal. Sorry, did they say £18million? Ok, trot on!
Talking about Ash, Gerard Houllier says in the Daily Star Sunday:’Every time a player is available, Tottenham are mentioned. I’m sure Harry Redknapp must be wondering what’s going on, but I can tell you the reports about Ashley and Spurs are not keeping me awake at night. That’s because I can say here and now that Ashley Young will not be going anywhere in January. Absolutely not. They would have to buy this club for that to happen. They would have to come in with a ridiculous amount of money.’
This one might make sense, according to The Mirror Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce will bid for John Carew. Big Sam does have a tendency to go for ‘out of favour` players so who knows?!
Only other thing I can see is on Tribal saying that Chicago Fire and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is interesting Houllier for a second half of season loan to bring in a bit more experience.
So far we have:
Spurs winger Aaron Lennon (for Young) Click Here
Juventus FC striker Amauri Click Here
Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis Click Here
Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea Click Here
Panathinaikos striker Djibril Cisse Click Here
26-year-old Swiss goalkeeper David Zibung who currently plays Lucerne. Click Here
Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago Click Here
21-year-old Toulouse winger Franck Tabanou. Click Here
19-year-old Ignjovski who is currently on loan at AS Monaco Click Here
Racing Genk’s £5m rated Belgian international striker Jelle Vossen. Click Here
Lyon midfielder Jean Makoun Click Here
Kazim Richards Click Here
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema Click Here
Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan Click Here
Michael Owen to Villa on loan or a nominal fee: Click Here
NOT Owen: Click Here
Michael Carrick from Manchester United for around £8million. Click Here
Carrick again: Click Here
Tottenham Hotspur and Croatian attacking midfielder Niko Kranjcar. Click Here and again: Click Here
25-year-old Argentine striker Pablo Andres Gonzalez Click Here
Robbie Keane linked… again (and no doubt again and again!): Click Here
Free agent Robert Pires Click Here
Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City Click Here and Click Here
Preston defender Sean St Ledger Click Here
Ashley Young to Spurs Click Here
Ash to Real Madrid Click Here
Curtis Davies on loan to Leicester City and possible permanent exit in January: Click Here
Curtis Davies to Celtic Click Here
John Carew linked out Click Here
John Carew to Fiorentina or Sampdoria Click Here
John Carew out … Click Here and again: Click Here
Off again, this time having turned down to Turkish clubs: Click Here
Nigel Reo-Coker linked with Galatasaray Click Here
Steve Sidwell to Werder Bremen or Wolfsburg Click Here
Steven Ireland considering his future: Click Here
Ireland off to Stoke on loan? Click Here