UK time is: 08:04:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

O'Neill Knocks Blues Back

Birmingham City have made an official approach for Gary Cahill, and Martin O'Neill told them where to put it.

Blues interest in our player is well known, we've even had Ridgewell in the press encouraging him to move and although O'Neill isn't in a hurry to sell him, if he does it won't be for a substandard price.

Well it will be substandard because:

a - we shouldn't sell him anyway
b - his valuation should be at least the same as Curtis Davies

But then again, with Gary Cahill unless we keep him I won't be happy either way.

Speaking to the press, O'Neill said:

'A number of teams have not only enquired about Gary, but a number of clubs have put offers in - none of which have been acceptable to us or have been accepted by us.

'Birmingham City, I can confirm, have made an offer but I have not accepted any of the offers because they do not meet the valuation.

'I am not in a hurry to sell Gary but he doesn't want his career to remain stagnant and I can't guarantee him playing in our side immediately. But things can change.

'Gary's situation is straightforward.

'Having spent the last three months out on loan at Sheffield United and having played well and regularly, he doesn't want to lose that now and I can understand his predicament and his difficulty.

'Maybe he would like to go out on loan somewhere to the end of the season. Now that is something I will give some consideration to but it is not my utmost thought at the moment.

'If he doesn't want to leave permanently and feels there is a chance here that's fine. I am not going to shove anyone out of the door.

'But getting some sort of loan fee for someone at the end of the day is of no phenomenal benefit. That is exactly what I said to Alex and everybody else who has enquired about him.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 22 2008

Time: 5:08PM

Your Comments

I'd say from that he is in MON's plans and could easily force his way into the team if we get an injury. He was on the bench against Liverpool I believe. Lets hope he sticks around. More worrying is reports Juve are offering us cash to take Mellberg now. Apparently they're having injury problems.
Adam Deuce
The sty dwellers can't afford him, shame
tarzan
He was on the bench at Anfield and as such figures in MONs plans, they had Ridge to help keep them in the Premiership who else would they like? I wonder what the offer was? After Sullivans tantrum over the Pigs in mudgate Incident its a wonder the club are actually talking to bloose on any level.
col8
The last place that Gary needs to end up is St Andrews. What sort of future career will he have?
glensider
Birmingham City have made an official approach for Gary Cahill, and Martin O'Neill told them where to put it. brilliant a manager who is not afraid top speak his mind i love guys like this no sneaking around behind your back staright to your face well done o'neill
ozanne park rangers
Could not believe that McCleish can talk about one of our players under contract. It's odd but Grant did the same with Anelka before he was transferred, I'm confused as to what constitutes tapping up
tarzan
Excellent point tarzan. One rule for one it seems. As you so rightly ask, "What exactly constitutes a tapping-up"?
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert Thrilled With US Tour (Sunday July 27 2014)

Houston 0-1 Aston Villa (Sunday July 27 2014)

Lambert - We Were Excellent (Thursday July 24 2014)

FC Dallas 0-2 Aston Villa (Thursday July 24 2014)

Gardner To Make 2014-15 His Year (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Roncrete's Sett(led) At Villa (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Vlaar Bar (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 953
2. ClivetheVillan 617
3. Pride of Lions 493
4. kefkat 367
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 327
6. Villan Of The North 240
7. Green Tea 223
8. sirdennis 222
9. Juan Mourep 210
10. Clubpaver 192

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Hammers Draw a Blank!
» West Ham : 30/07/2014 07:53:00
Three Months?
» Man Utd : 30/07/2014 07:46:00
Getting Shirty!
» Chelsea : 30/07/2014 07:26:00
We`re So Lucky Compared to……………
» Chelsea : 30/07/2014 07:25:00
Luke, A Shaw Bullet Dodged? ‏
» Chelsea : 29/07/2014 19:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Darren Bent?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Still needs to be sold 14%
Should be a starter 33%
Good for squad/off bench 51%
No idea! 2%