Alan Smith For Villa - Yes or No?
According to Shaun Custis of The Sun are battling to sign Manchester United striker Alan Smith in January.
To be fair we mentioned this link on October 31st as did many others, but Custis is one of the main football reporters so hopefully there is some substance.
Alan Smith Linked To Villa
The report has no quotes or direct information as to where the link has come from but does say O'Neill is keen to take the 26-year-old former England and Leeds striker to boost Villa's European credentials.
Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Everton are also interested, as are Championship clubs Cardiff, Leeds, Sunderland, Ipswich and Birmingham have also made enquiries.
Our latest poll asks if you would like Alan Smith at Villa. I'd love him if he has full recovered from his broken ankle, the man is a nasty snarling sort of player, the sort that gets stuck in and winds up the opponents. It has been a long time since we've had that sort and we desperately need some spice!