Quite a few of the press links are of players going outwards, I think that makes sense to be honest, we’ve had the same manager for four seasons, a fifth coming up and a turnover will happen naturally with players he fancied and who haven’t made the impact he’d hoped or aren’t getting on at Villa for whatever reason.
The latest press link outwards is for Steve Sidwell. The former Reading and Chelsea man really hasn’t made an impact and according to a report in the News Of The World the midfielder is Fulham bound. Villa have apparently signalled that they would be willing to sell the player who is commuting from London for training and matches and West Ham are also an option.
Hey ho. He looked a good signing when he joined us but apart from a great debut goal v Wigan (away) he really hasn’t settled and for the good of his career he does need to move on I would think.
Columbian striker anyone? Don’t mind if I do! The Daily Star say that Martin O’Neill wants Porto`s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. This link was first mentioned last week, the striker has 23 goals in 27 games and Porto apparently need to recoup some money this summer with the 24-year-old being a likely exit. Spurs are also said to be interested. The one bit I haven’t read before is Liverpool apparently tried to get him last season but Porto beat them to his signature.
Hang on. The Daily Star say MON wants that player? In another report they say that MON is going. Make up your minds guys! (MON to Liverpool, Slaven Bilic or Steve McClaren on Villa’s radar: Click Here )
So far we have:
Nigel Hokey-Cokey to see out his contract: Click Here
Villa will bid for £2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews. Click Here
Robbie Keane: Click Here
Veteran Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt.
Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.
Paul Scharner from Wigan. Click Here
Chelsea’s Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for £12million Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for around £10million, not sure why the price reduction! Click Here
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant Click Here
Stephen Ireland from Manchester City (+ possible swap for Milner) Click Here
Kevin Doyle from Wolves. Click Here
Aiden McGeady from Celtic Click Here
Alexander Hleb from Barcelona: Click Here
£5million rated 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven right-back Stanislav Manolev.
£10million rated Sporting Gijon left back Roberto Canella Click Here
£15million rated 24-year-old Porto striker Radamel Falcao Click Here
James Milner to Man Utd
James Milner to Man City
James Milner to Arsenal
John Carew to Fulham for £3.5m Click Here
Ashley Young to Manchester City. Click Here
Ashley Young to Manchester United for £22million
Ashley Young at the centre of £22m transfer battle as Spanish superpower Barcelona joins Real Madrid in race for Aston Villa star. Forum thread: Click Here
Ashley Young to Barcelona for £25million
Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around £22million Click Here
Marlon Harewood Click Here
Wilfred Bouma as the club have confirmed he is free to talk to other interested parties and can move on a free: Click Here
Steve Sidwell to Fulham or possibly West Ham.
Manager In And Out Talk:
MON to Liverpool, Slaven Bilic or Steve McClaren on Villa’s radar: Click Here