Date: 29th April 2007 at 12:59pm
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Gossip is short today but hey ho, here is what is in the Sunday press.

The Sunday Mirror are claiming that Aston Villa will spend £12.5m during the summer transfer window to bring in Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy (the rumour that just won’t go away) and Celtic’s Polish goalkeeper Artur Borac.

However according to the News of the World, Villa will face competition from Italian giants Inter Milan and German club Bayern Munich for the signature of Borac.

In other news Patrik Berger appears to be keeping his options open.

‘I do have something (an offer – possibly a move to Major League Soccer in America), but I don’t want to make a decision right now. I just want to finish the season here and help the club to finish as high as we can. Then we will see what happens after that.’

‘I think there is definitely a chance of me staying on at Villa. Nothing is happening right now, and it is up to the manager. If he will be willing to give me a new deal, we can talk. I would love to do that. That would probably be the best decision for me and my family. I wouldn’t have to move and the kids could stay in the same school, so it would be the best scenario – but we will see what happens.’

 

21 Replies to “Villa – Sunday Press Gossip”

  • Looks like MON wants to add another couple of Celtic players, albeit one of them is an ex Celtic player. Only a matter of time before he has all his old boys there and next will come the team name change.

  • Dont be silly, Aston Villa will never change their name… Martin Oneills Claret and Blue hooped army..

  • Great more links with Celt ic … Good players though so can’t complain if the deals come through. Although a little worried by Bellamy and his temprement…

  • I think our midfield needs a Mr Nasty and Bellamy fits the bill. Hope MON addresses the right back issue too. Don’t rate Bardsley. Maybe we can get John Gidman out of retirement!

  • It’s all press talk! he will go for a few others and laughable to think we would pay 12.5 mil for those two players!

  • Bellamy,Distin,Barton,Borac please,then our squad will be bang on for top eight next season hopefully.

  • Bent will be sold to the highest bidder (like Young). The Celtic goalie is brilliant by all accounts, but there’s some big teams in for him. I wouldn’t descibe Bellend as ex-Celtic, he only went there on loan. That’s a done deal. We need a centre back and a midfielder with bite. May depend on who goes down of course

  • Distin a good call. I think Borat would be good, he’d be able to sing the national anthem at half time 😉

  • We have also been linked with Toulouse midfielder Achille Emana. Anybody know anything about him? Apart from the fact he is a Camaroon International!

  • Have not seen enough of Borac but Celtic appear to ship a fair few goals. Not keen on Bellend but would be very keen on Darren Bent. Also believe Luke Young would be a good option for right back. I can not see many better than Scott Parker for midfield.

  • I think we will spend more than £12.5m if we can get the signings MON wants. A Central Midfielder to replace McCann is definatly on his short list.

  • CLVilla – Emana is a talented creative player. However, Lyon want him and apparently it’s a done deal according to their president.

  • I reckon we’re gonna see a lot of change this summer. 6 or 7 out, 4 big big names in, thats my prediction.

  • Can’t believe the number of people saying Distin. He would give us nothing, makes far too many mistakes, might as well be going for Titus Bramble FFS!!!!!

  • i agree jonah, why all this talk of Distin? he’s old too, we want to be buying young players (like he already has with maloney and young) so he started off well, i would recommend looking through the lower leagues at 16/17 year old defenders there is loads of young talent being produced by lower league clubs now.

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