Date: 22nd June 2012 at 9:59am
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The Sun say that Villa want 23-year-old Senegal striker Ibrahima Balde.

Apparently he is rated at around £8million with Norwich, Sunderland and Reading also interested.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahima_Baldé

Not the most impressive strike rate, 7 in 22?

www.setanta.com quote Norwich keeper John Ruddy, linked with Villa yesterday, see: Villa After Another Ruddy Keeper?!?.

Ruddy says: ‘With regards to these rumours that everyone is tweeting me about I don’t know where they have come from, I have no desire to leave NCFC.’

And that appears to be that, slim pickings still! I assume when the Euro`s end the press will turn their attention to transfer talk!!!