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The latest in the rumour mill comes from The Birmingham Mail who reckon that Martin O'Neill will now turn to Spurs mercenary defender Pascal Chimbonda after Arsene Wenger said Villa had 'no chance' of singing Arsenal's Justin Hoyte.

I thought we'd got a right-back lined up and ready to move in the January window? Still, what do I know? DON'T answer that, I'm easily hurt.

Chimbonda, who pestered and sulked until Wigan sold him to Spurs against their wishes, is now unhappy at recent arrival Chris Gunter and reported Spurs bids for Rangers Alan Hutton. He said: 'I think if this happened to any other player they would be disappointed and would even consider handing in a transfer request, but I don't want to cause trouble. It looks like the club are looking to replace me and we will see what happens.'

Meanwhile Villa are amongst a host of clubs being linked to Arsenal's Lassana Diarra with increased speculation after the player was left out of the squad for tonight's Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Spurs. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder joined Arsenal from Chelsea in the summer but has failed to make an impact.

Another report reckons that Spurs striker Jermain Defoe would consider a move to Aston Villa but would rule out a move to Middlesbrough. With no quotes or substance, I am not convinced this is anything other than tittle tattle. Tittle tattle, that must be the first time I've used that expression, happy days!

Meanwhile Villa's 18-year-old midfielder Chris Herd has joined Port Vale on a month's loan and Zoltan Stieber has extended his loan at Yeovil until January 31.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday January 9 2008
Time: 6:37PM

Comments

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Tittle tattle indeed.
Adam Deuce
09/01/2008 18:43:00
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Would both be great signings
villavillavilla
09/01/2008 19:12:00
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\YAWN/
evoflash
09/01/2008 19:25:00
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Chimbonda..... no thanks, he is one greedy tosser, and not that good a player in my honest.
fatloser
09/01/2008 19:26:00
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Or we could always stick the finger up to Spurs and get Alan Hutton, like we stole Reo Coker :D
Villa 4 Ever
09/01/2008 19:27:00
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Yawn!!!!????????? how can you say that!!!!!! both top quality players! And i rate chimbonda over Hutton! he is proven at prem level!
villavillavilla
09/01/2008 19:44:00
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That's why they are replacing him and even Man Utd have been looking at Hutton...He is big, strong, young, plenty of talent tell me how he doens't fit MON's hitlist.
Villa 4 Ever
09/01/2008 20:39:00
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Hutton to Villa.Haha..Dont think he'd want to go to a long ball team..Whats the percentage of your recent goals scored from set plays. How many top players can you attract..All you are a a hard working team with a strong work ethic..Surprised you did not bid for Savage..really was. Your type of player..Where was Agbonlahor, young.They face worldclass players and they become anonymous..Internationals!!What a Joke.Had to turn off your defeat to Manu due to the pain looking up at the ball. Should send your moaning manager the bill!
freddya
09/01/2008 21:43:00
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Hmm. Did anyone hear a nasty buzzing noise just then? :o)
BobTheBuilder
09/01/2008 22:17:00
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Nah i think it was the sound of ***** sticking to the bottom of the pan.....
Jongekki
09/01/2008 22:34:00
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