Date: 16th July 2010 at 12:28pm
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So the rumours continue!

There was a ‘strong’ rumour last week that Robbie Keane was at Bodymoor Heath. I’ve since found out that NO ONE was at Bodymoor Heath on that day last week. So that puts an end to that!

There is another rumour doing the rounds, I believe via Sky Sports, that the Spurs striker has been given permission to talk to Villa BUT I’ve seen nothing official as yet. Still say it will happen AND that it will be a great signing, much like Magic Merse all those years back.

What else?

The Daily Mail repeat last weeks claims that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been offered to both Villa and Spurs. Do clubs really contact other clubs and offer players? Open question, I have no idea! The report says he would cost around £12.5million.

A couple of reports, one in the Mercury and another in the Express & Star have Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov talking about rumoured former Celtic team mate Villa target Aiden McGeady.

Stiliyan said: ‘He`s a player that a lot of big teams are looking at at the moment because you don`t see many to take teams on. He`s the type of player where if you leave him one on one or two on two he can always think of something.’

The Sun Villa are considering an £8million bid for 23-year-old Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic who was watched by scouts last week as he scored two goals for Dinamo Zagreb. Dib dib dib, dub dub dub?

The usual suspects of Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal are also linked.

Only one problem with this link? According to a paper link found by Ian Robo, he signed for Wolfsburg today! Click Here

Meanwhile Brad Friedel pictured below at yesterday’s kit launch, says the speculation around James Milner and other players won’t affect the team at all. ‘Each player is going to try and get themselves in the right physical and mental shape. What happens in the transfer market has nothing to do with us as players.’

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