Loan Deal For Rangers Star?
All is a bit quiet on the rumours front. Some say that West Ham have succeeded in a £9.5million bid for Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, but I can't see he'd be in a rush to move to a relegation threatened team?
Otherwise the main links to Villa over the last day or so have been to Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson who has fallen out with manager Paul Le Guen and has been stripped of his captaincy.
Some reports suggest Villa and Everton are looking at signing the player on loan until the end of the season. The Times say we are 'scrambling for his service' which is nice!
Ferguson's agent, John Viola, said options were being talked over for the 28-year-old who is said to be 'shattered' at the turn of events at Rangers.
Martin O'Neill has quite rightly refused to be drawn on the issue saying 'I couldn't possibly make a comment. I am not going down that route of making a comment on a player. There is absolutely no point. I think it would be difficult for us to have any signings before the FA Cup game with Manchester United. Nothing is impossible but it would be difficult.'