Date: 18th December 2011 at 10:09am
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Well, well, well. We have our first tug or war of the transfer rumour season. Not sure I`ve seen any races yet mind?!

Steve Bates of The People says that both Newcastle and Sunderland want James Collins and would pay up to £5million for him.

Can`t we send Richard Dunne as part of the deal?

Must admit, of the two, I`d rather keep Collins than Dunne but with both of them behaving as they did last season, I`ll be happy to see us shot of both of them. Shame, Collins was my favourite player in his first year!

Apparently MON and Alan Pardew are after the 28-year-old Wales defender but McLeish wants him to stay. Which is strange because how many times this season has McLeish blamed poor defending?

Apparently Shane Lowry will be allowed to leave though.

I must have missed this one but the People also said last week that Martin/Judas (depends on your view!) O`Neill is also keen on Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar who can leave on a free this summer. Yet more millions of Randy`s/Villa`s money wasted by MON. And some are moaning at Randy Lerner ffs?!?

Lowry will apparently be sold in a low price deal once he returns from his Millwall loan.

The People link us to 23-year-old Bruno Manga from Lorient. He is rated at around £4.5million and Everton are also linked. Another they say we might target has been linked before. 32-year-old Jean-Alain Boumsong who wants a return to the PL (if you don`t remember, he was a Magpie) and who played for McLeish at Rangers.

The Transfer Tavern site say that Villa, Stoke, Wolves and Sevilla want Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame. No real meat on the bone of that one.

twtd say that Villa, Everton, Bolton, Swansea and maybe anyone else you care to mention as no doubt it isn`t true as it is from the tabloids…!…. are after Ipswich`s on loan from Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews.

So far we have:


23 year old Bristol City winger Albert Adomah: Click Here

Bobby Zamora from Fulham: Click Here and £10M?! Click Here

22-year-old Hamburg right-back Dennis Diekmeier: Click Here

Danny Guthrie from Newcastle United. Click Here
Guthrie again: Click Here

David Villa lol… Click Here Was never on anyway but he`s broken his leg now.

Darron Gibson: Click Here

Icelandic 22-year old Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson: OH NO. Aston Villa Transfer Talk!

19-year-old Norwegian international starlet Markus Henriksen from Rosenberg: OH NO. Aston Villa Transfer Talk!

AZ Alkmaar`s Danish international 27-year-old left back Simon Poulsen : OH NO. Aston Villa Transfer Talk!

Rangers and former Villa midfielder Stephen Davies: Click Here

Steven N’Zonzi from Blackburn: Click Here

Bayer Leverkusen winger Tranquillo Barnetta

Yannick Djalo: Yannick Djalo Joining Villa? and: Yannick Djaló Facebook Claim + Youtube Clips and forum thread on the player: Click Here Trial cancelled: Click Here


Charles N`Zogbia to Sunderland: Aston Villa Transfer Talk! Zoggy Outward? (Wanted by Bruce, Bruce now sacked)

Carlos Cuellar out: Click Here and to Sunderland: Click Here

Darren Bent NOT going: Click Here

Emile Heskey back to Leicester City: Click Here ‘ target=’blank’>Aston Villa Jan Press Transfer Talk

CORRECT > GONE: Habib Beye off to Doncaster Rovers on loan: Click Here ‘ target=’blank’>Aston Villa Jan Press Transfer Talk

James Collins to Sunderland: Click Here

Richard Dunne to Sunderland: Click Here

Stiliyan Petrov out: Click Here and Petrov Not For Sale – Well, Sort Of …?!

Stephen Ireland out: Click Here

Forum thread: Click Here