West Ham Striker Linked To Villa
This isn't exactly one of those rumours that will get the claret and blue juices flowing but ho hum!
According to the Times Aston Villa have made an approach for West Ham United for striker Marlon Harewood. The report suggests he will be sold if Hammers boss Alan Curbishley can find a replacement.
As we reported via our podcast the other day, Martin O'Neill appears to be getting more and more frustrated with the transfer window saying:
'It's absolutely no different to what I expected. It's been the same every single January since this foolish rule was brought into being. Every single club in Europe is looking at this window, because it's the only opportunity to try and do business.'
Adding: 'By the same token I don't want to be held to ransom, but obviously at the same time very aware that we'll like to try and strengthen the squad. All the things that have come into being I expected anyway.'
Not sure what he means by the being held to ransom, although with Watford apparently wanting £9million for Ashley Young, I don't suppose you have to stretch your imagination too far to guess.