Date: 26th August 2008 at 12:20pm
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The countdown to the end of the transfer window is on and the nerves will be jangling with many managers and fans alike!

Martin O’Neill has made no secret of the fact that he wants at least 1 or 2 more players in, will he get them? Well, he has a habit of leaving things late, so who knows! Wonder if there are any other Swiss Second Division players available!?!? (Ok, sarcasm isn’t the most intelligent form of wit!!)

So who is linked today?

Only Reading’s Kevin Doyle as far as I can see, The Daily Mail amongst others suggest Villa are getting closer to a £7.5m signing of the striker. That contradicts Steve Coppell’s comments in the press yesterday that he had no calls for the player and that the 24-year-old wasn’t for sale.

Shaun Wright-Phillips is being linked to Everton and a return to Manchester City. It will be interesting to see if Villa enter this race, we were supposedly close to getting him on loan last Jan so he must have been a fancied player for MON at some stage.

Meanwhile a report in the Guardian say that Liverpool are close to buying Espanyol winder Albert Riera which they say will draw to an end the Gareth Barry saga.

Do you expect any new signings this week (remember the transfer window closes Sept 1 as the 31 Aug is a Sunday) Our poll asks that very question, which is a happy coincidence!