Date: 30th October 2007 at 12:19pm
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According to Tuttosport, a regular read in the Fear household (!!), Olof Mellberg who is currently playing as stand in right-back, will be leaving Villa Park in the summer on a Bosman.

The Sweden international central defender can start talks with other clubs in January and sign a pre-contract as his contract with Villa runs out in the summer.

Not quite sure why we’ve got ourselves in the position where yet another player can leave for free.

The latest report claims that Juventus are interested in signing the Bearded Wonder.

The link makes sense, with Olof being played out of position where he doesn’t seem to enjoy being, why would he want to stay around, especially as Martin O’Neill now also has Curtis Davies, Zat Knight and on-loan (at Sheffield United) Gary Cahill to partner Martin Laursen.

Surely the central partnership between Olof Mellberg and Martin Laursen is still the best partnership we’ve had at Villa Park since Ugo Can’t-Spell-His-Surname and Gareth Southgate?