Date: 6th January 2012 at 10:41am
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Ok, so we have the better than 50/50 chance of a loan of Robbie Keane, lucky us: What The..? Keane ‘Deal’ Not Well Received!

Sky Sports, amongst others, have Alex McLeish saying he doesn`t want to sell defender James Collins who has been linked to QPR and Sunderland.

Alex McLeish has played down suggestions Aston Villa will sign Ki Sung-yueng and Josh McEachran, and insists he does not want to sell defender James Collins.

He said: ‘I’ve no plans to sell anybody. Sometimes, like in my days in Scotland, there was a sacrifice made. But at the moment, I’ve no real plans to let anybody go. Have QPR made an offer for Collins? Neil (Warnock) has not called me. Maybe the chief executives have spoken, but I’ve certainly not had any contact with Neil. Normally there are managers’ courtesy calls and I’ve heard nothing.’

He also says that we can`t afford the latest link, which was to Celtic`s midfielder Sung-yueng saying he isn`t allowed to add to the wage bill.

He also said they`d thought about a loan move for Chelsea midfielder McEachran but isn`t sure if they will or not. I didn`t think we could loan another player from a Prem team (as surely Jermaine Jenas is still on our books?)

Also on Sky Sports defender Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti says he is flattered by the link to AVFC.

Sky say the Congo international, currently at German second division Fortuna Dusseldorf is ‘strongly linked` to a Jan move. “My dream is to one day play in the Premier League,’ Lukimya-Mulongoti told Sky Sports. ‘I am flattered by the link with Aston Villa as they are a great club.