Chelsea Star Wanted Villa Loan
Martin O'Neill has clarified the situation regarding Milan Baros' claim that Shaun Wright-Phillips didn't want to come to Villa Park.
The Villa boss said that a Baros / SWP swap LOAN deal was on the cards and that the Chelsea winger was interested.
During this afternoons press conference (click here he said:
'What happened was we obviously had shown an interest in Shaun Wright-Phillips and the fact we had made a bid at that particularly stage. I'm sure Shaun Wright-Phillips sees his future at Chelsea, that's fine, I've got absolutely no problem with that. This was actually just to do with a loan. I think Shaun Wright-Phillips wanted to come on loan until the end of the season, so he could have a look at things.'
'We would then send Milan on loan in reverse, but that never materialised. It was never a permanent deal, it was always going to be a loan. Had Chelsea been interested in taking Milan permanently I would have been listening to hear what they had to say. But it was only a loan and it disappeared almost as quickly as it materialised really and there was very little in it.'
Bit different to Baros' claims that SWP spoilt his move to Chelsea isn't it?!