Date: 10th July 2012 at 10:42am
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There was a rumour a good while back that MON wanted to take Gabby Agbonlahor and James Collins to Sunderland.

Recently that seems to have re-surfaced, the latest being on the Ladbrokes site. I`m not sure if these re-hashes are just done because of a shortage of real links or if there is something in it.

Gabby action

However, the one bit of the rumour is surprising. It says that Sunderland only want to pay £10m for the pair.

Maybe Collins will just be shipped out to get rid and then the £10m is more the fee for Gabby?

Personally, I`d not mind seeing what he can do at Villa now we have a new manager – if he likes this one obviously, as I`m told he was a big fan of MON and obviously hasn`t played in his favoured position all the time in the last two seasons. If he`s not happy, then maybe pastures new are best?

£10m? I`d have thought a while back he`d have fetched more, he was flirting with the England set up and getting into double numbers for Villa. He`s scored over 50 PL goals. However, the last two seasons, despite being on the wing at times, is 9 goals a good enough tally? Bent got 9 last season during what turned out to be an injury ravaged season for the England striker.

James Collins Profile.

James Collins Forum Thread.

Gabby Agbonlahor Profile.

Gabby Agbonlahor Forum Thread.

I must admit, I`m just as interested as to who goes this summer as to who Lambert brings in!

Most in the Vital Villa interviews seem intent on seeing the defense majorly changed at the very least.

Collins on post

Related polls:

Would You Sell James Collins?
Poll Date: 14 Jun 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

Yes, ship him out asap 89%
No, keep him 9%
Unsure/not bothered 2%

Would you sell Gabby Agbonlahor?
Poll Date: 03 Jun 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

Under no circumstances 37%
Yes, for £6m or over 32%
Yes, for £10m or over 23%
Only if he put in transfer request or wanted to go 7%
Unsure 1%

Previous links:

Gabby Agbonlahor to Sunderland: Click Here
Gabby again: Gabby Agbonlahor Again Linked To Sunderland

James Collins to Swansea for £5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?
James Collins would have to half wages to move to Swansea: Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk.. Collins No Go?
James Collins to West Ham: James Collins Exit (?) Not Exactly A Hammer Blow!