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Villa To Strengthen + 2 No Go's

Villa To Strengthen + 2 No Go's

Villa boss Martin O'Neill is looking ahead to the January transfer window and has admitted he is looking to add strength to 'a number of positions.'

'We're hoping to strengthen because we just don't have the squad to deal with the demands of the second half of the season. Us being ruled out of certain players are just newspaper stories. I have not made a formal offer for anyone to be perfectly honest. I honestly don't know how much money I've got, but we're going to try to strengthen the squad. '

'I want to strengthen a number of positions if we can. If it's possible, then we'll try to do it. It might not be possible, but if it's not then it will not be through lack of trying.'

Reports of links are building, the weekend press, I think it was the People, say we are going in for Tottenham's striker Robbie Keane although Spurs have ruled out another link saying that there is no price on Jermain Defoe's head because he isn't for sale.

Steve Bruce has thankfully dismissed links to Small Heath defender Matthew Upson. Bruce said: 'I only spoke to Martin O'Neill a couple of weeks ago and he never mentioned Upson to me. Where that has come from, I don't know. That is just a nonsense of a story and it is not definite that Upson will move at all in January. Why would we want to sell arguably our best player when we were top of the league? Of course, I have to protect our investment. Unless it is an ridiculous offer, and every player has got his price, nothing is happening.'

Two new links are West Brom skipper Curtis Davies, also linked to Spurs and Wigan plus Manchester United defender Phil Bardsley who I have to admit, I know nothing about.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday December 18 2006
Time: 12:15PM

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yeah hands off both of our strikers thanks!!! :o)
BaldyYid
18/12/2006 12:18:00
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Keane would be a good signing and I think Spurs would welcome Randy's cash. Beattie might be another option. He's not cutting it at Everton and is a strong centre forward in the Sutton mould. I preferred Beattie over Baros first time round when He-who-shall-remain-nameless tried to sign him last season.
pongogidman
18/12/2006 12:39:00
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Have to admit I'd still be pleased with Beattie despite his poor form for Everton. U dont become a bad player over night.
DeanoVilla
18/12/2006 13:16:00
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from one baldy to another, didn't your mother ever teach you it was nice to share? Defoe would be a great Christmas present!!
The Fear
18/12/2006 13:18:00
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Can't see Spurs selling Defoe to us even if we stumped up a fair whack.
Still-Ian
18/12/2006 13:36:00
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I would personally rather have keen than Defoe, but would take defoe if we could get him :-)
jonah
18/12/2006 13:53:00
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Love us to sign Keane - as long as he drops that ridiculous goal celebration!!!
mackaavfc
18/12/2006 13:55:00
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Apparrently O Neil is mad for Robbie Keane and is dead set on getting him, hopefully we do because he is quality
MACCA UTV
18/12/2006 13:55:00
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we should be looking at wright-phillips and get gabby up front with sutton
samtozer
18/12/2006 14:07:00
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I know for a fact - that craig bellamy is o neils top target. But he is getting a run in the liverpool side now - so might not be as keen to come
qKing
18/12/2006 14:36:00
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