Date: 14th January 2008 at 11:48am
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Reports this morning are suggesting that Blues manager Alex McLeish is after Villa defender Gary Cahill who spent time this season on loan at Sheffield United. Reports have linked him to Blues and Sunderland before, along with a host of suitors wanting to take him on loan. The price mentioned in the Express & Star is around £4m. Still not convinced a young, quality defender like this should be being sold and hope he isn’t, especially to the Blues obviously!

As reported yesterday, in better news, Martin Laursen does however look to be tying up a long term deal at Villa this week amidst reports that Spurs are interested. He said: ‘There is going to be a meeting in the middle of the week and we will see what that brings. I would like to stay so hopefully we can find some kind of agreement. I have an agent that takes care of all that. We have had a meeting about what we think is reasonable and what I should ask for. I feel settled on and off the pitch. I enjoy living here.’