Date: 13th August 2008 at 9:57am
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Very little press talk today, only one of interest that I can see is The Daily Mail claiming that Villa are going to return with a new bid for Newcastle winger James Milner.

Must admit I’d like Milner back, he is young, aggressive and fit in immediately when he came on loan under David O’Dearme a few seasons back.

Kevin Keegan has repeatedly said the midfielder is in his plans but that hasn’t stopped constant links to Villa move. This time they claim Villa are going to bid £6million. With Mike Ashley in charge, who knows, he might want to re-coup some of the money he threw at Newcastle to buy them. That might put a huge strain on relations with his manager though as it appears his return to the Toon might not have had the sort of financial backing he was promised. Can you believe that Ashley bought the Toon without any due diligence at all?

I digress!

The paper claims that Milner might look for a move because he spent a lot of time out of the team last season once Keegan took the helm and they have brought in Argentina international Jonas Gutierez this summer who looks likely to take the wide right position that Milner favours.

What do you think, would you like to see Milner – who so nearly signed errantly season before last before Freddie Shepherd changed his mind and called the player back (he was on his way to Villa for talks) back in the mighty claret and blue?

Personally I think it would be a great move, another piece of the jig-saw, then bring in a top striker and Villa could do some major damage this coming season!