Date: 6th June 2010 at 10:47am
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Busy day for gossip today!

What is it with these Spurs players, we are linked every time a transfer window comes along!? According to The Daily Star Martin O’Neill will move for Spurs duo David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas in a deal worth £15million.

Other reports suggest that Jenas is a £7million target for Stoke but this one says that he’d cost around £5million to move to Villa with Bentley costing £10m.

The Mirror have the obligatory James Milner article today. They say that Manchester City will offer £25million in a ‘take it or leave it’ final bid.

Ok, we’ll leave it, thanks anyway!

Yesterday’s transfer talk (Click Here) said that Manchester City would pay £30million, he must have had a poor day training with England yesterday for his value to go down so quickly!

According to The Sunday Mirror Villa and Spurs are tracking 19-year-old centre-back Jonathan Mensah who is set to play for Ghana at the World Cup this summer. Lazio and Juventus are also linked.

imscouting has a story from La Nazione (Florence newspaper) claiming we’ll bid 7million Euro’s for 30-year-old Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastian Frey.

And talking about keepers, Andy Marshall has been released by Villa: Click Here

Meanwhile Graham Taylor has said that you can’t criticise MON but if there was one thing the fans would love to see it is a ‘marquee signing’. Speaking to Andy Walker at the Sunday Mercury the former Villa and England boss says: ‘I think if I was going to say anything on behalf of the Villa supporters, I think some of their frustration is that they`ve been looking for what you would call a ‘wow` signing and I don`t think Martin is in to that. I think that`s what Villa supporters have been expecting and I think that they are disappointed that they haven`t had one. I think a lot of them feel that would make the difference.’

Adding ‘But you cannot complain about Martin O`Neill`s reign, people will but at the moment you can`t. What Martin knows is that after four years it`s his team. Martin can`t say that he`s still changing things from the David O`Leary reign. You can`t when you`ve been there four years – it`s his team. I just feel that the Villa supporters would like this marquee signing then they would really buy into it.”

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Vital England prediction league/fantasy football

Vital England (www.england.vitalfootball.co.uk/) is going to be running a predictions league competition during the world cup as well as having a fantasy football game up and running.

Prizes WILL be won in each, so hopefully as many people as possible from Vital Football will get involved?

For more information about the predictions league visit this link: Click Here

And for more about the fantasy football visit this link: Click Here

Then just follow the rules on both and get involved in this, and other areas of Vital England this summer.

COME ON ENGLAND!