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Sunday's Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Darn it, thought there would be some juicy rumours to keep us going today but apparently not!

The News of the World say that Liverpool's owners have informed Tom-Jones-Mini-Me Rafael Benitez that they will let Peter Crouch leave for 10million despite Rafa putting a 15million price on his head and rather amusingly Steven Gerrard is being linked with a move to Inter Milan!

The Daily Star have again come up with the link to Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone who is now apparently also wanted by Everton.

Another report claims Villa have made a move for Sampdoria midfielder Christian Maggio. AC Milan and Napoli are also interested.

Other reports suggest Liverpool have (and others say will) put in a new 15m bid for the Villa skipper. Meanwhile the Express and Star say Barry is away on holiday and will decide his future when he returns. This may well be the situation with many players as there isn't much movement in the transfer window as yet!

The News of the World say Liverpool have had an improved 12m bid for Gareth Barry rejected. This is a bit of old news isn't it? Thought it was already widely reported that we've rejected two bids? They go on to say Benitez had earlier offered 10m and a choice of players in a swap deal but he may have to go as high as 15m to secure the 27-year-old's services. I don't think that is quite right either, I don't think the initial bid was 10m cash and some players, I think it was lower cash wise and the players were of no interest.

The Mirror have repeated the rumour that Manchester City are looking to scupper our deal for Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell.

The Sunday Mercury have yesterdays story that the move for 8million rated right-back Nelson could be back on after he turned down an 'insulting' contract offer from current club Benfica.

Finally the Mercury also report that our hopes of signing James Milner from Newcastle have been given a boost as Liverpool did what they did with the first bid for Barry, and offered Newcastle this fringe players who are of no use to anyone in part exchange for the 22-year-old winger. Hmmm, debt starting to bite for the owners of Anfield?




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 8 2008

Time: 10:04AM

Your Comments

All of these rehashed rumours I put in the "Gone Fishing" catagory.
Saurat
All of these rehashed rumours I put in the "Gone Fishing" catagory.
Saurat
Must admit I'm disappointed at the lack of inventivness this summer, usually we get some better 'stories' than these!
The Fear
Must admit I'm disappointed at the lack of inventivness this summer, usually we get some better 'stories' than these!
The Fear
There is interesting news on transfers today, but it's only partially linked with Villa. A lot of intriguing Liverpool news with the Board and Gerrard which could be big in what eventually happens with our Captain Fantastic.

BIGA!
Carlosio
There is interesting news on transfers today, but it's only partially linked with Villa. A lot of intriguing Liverpool news with the Board and Gerrard which could be big in what eventually happens with our Captain Fantastic.

BIGA!
Carlosio
Y O Y O Y would GB go to Anfield when even SG is "frustrated" and in "despair" at the board room squabbles a foot at Anfield. So did Stevie G discuss that with his "best friend" GB? Erm.... I wonder!
Adam Deuce
Y O Y O Y would GB go to Anfield when even SG is "frustrated" and in "despair" at the board room squabbles a foot at Anfield. So did Stevie G discuss that with his "best friend" GB? Erm.... I wonder!
Adam Deuce
You might have a chance with Sidwell and Milner.
Tiny T
You might have a chance with Sidwell and Milner.
Tiny T
I think we should solve Gareth Barry's problem by putting in a good bid for Mr Gerrard ourselves!
simonwoburn
I think we should solve Gareth Barry's problem by putting in a good bid for Mr Gerrard ourselves!
simonwoburn
Why would putting a bid in for Gerrard be so silly? We've finally got a stable ship, a wonderful generous owner, one of the best and most coveted managers around, we play some of the most entertaining footy in the premiership and most of all We've got the financial backing, how many of those points can Liverpool match?! Come on MON slap a bid in let people know we mean business.
johnmurphy3112
Why would putting a bid in for Gerrard be so silly? We've finally got a stable ship, a wonderful generous owner, one of the best and most coveted managers around, we play some of the most entertaining footy in the premiership and most of all We've got the financial backing, how many of those points can Liverpool match?! Come on MON slap a bid in let people know we mean business.
johnmurphy3112
jm3112, Champs league = holy grail of football. UEFA cup = Worthless (Rangers made the final for McGrath's sake.) Hopefully though Mourinho will make a solid offer as I can't see that the liverpudlian (with the hair line half way down his forehead) in question would play in the prem for anyone else.
Villan444
jm3112, Champs league = holy grail of football. UEFA cup = Worthless (Rangers made the final for McGrath's sake.) Hopefully though Mourinho will make a solid offer as I can't see that the liverpudlian (with the hair line half way down his forehead) in question would play in the prem for anyone else.
Villan444
....Crouchie is supposedly another of GB's close buddies and he won't be there anyway so if Stevie G' ob*****e goes then Barry's move is surely less likely.
Villan444
....Crouchie is supposedly another of GB's close buddies and he won't be there anyway so if Stevie G' ob*****e goes then Barry's move is surely less likely.
Villan444
I totally agree that putting a 20 million bid in for Gerrard would be the greatest move in transfer history...it would severely ***** Liverpool off, would make us all laugh with hysterics because there is no way it would be accepted, and if it did then we'd have Gezza. It's all win...and it would certainly signal our intent to not do any business with Liverpool FC, the dirty scumbags they are. It would also stop Gerrard giving it the big one about wanting to play with GB so badly. I think it would be hilarious and without risk...we'd be the heroes of the league with a stunt like that. Never gonna happen though.
AstonMartinOneill
I totally agree that putting a 20 million bid in for Gerrard would be the greatest move in transfer history...it would severely ***** Liverpool off, would make us all laugh with hysterics because there is no way it would be accepted, and if it did then we'd have Gezza. It's all win...and it would certainly signal our intent to not do any business with Liverpool FC, the dirty scumbags they are. It would also stop Gerrard giving it the big one about wanting to play with GB so badly. I think it would be hilarious and without risk...we'd be the heroes of the league with a stunt like that. Never gonna happen though.
AstonMartinOneill
I've got something a lot more news worthy for you - it was sunny on Sunday
GCR_villlan
I've got something a lot more news worthy for you - it was sunny on Sunday
GCR_villlan
it's sunny today and bloody hot too.
industrial_musical
it's sunny today and bloody hot too.
industrial_musical
Peter Crouch leave for 10million..... must be desperate for money.
col8
Peter Crouch leave for 10million..... must be desperate for money.
col8
Dull summer transfer wise so far. Just needs one major deal to go through, and we'll no doubt witness a snowball effect.
glensider
Dull summer transfer wise so far. Just needs one major deal to go through, and we'll no doubt witness a snowball effect.
glensider
Need a keeper or two in, but I have to say the more I see of this Brad Guzan, the less impressed I am.
glensider
Need a keeper or two in, but I have to say the more I see of this Brad Guzan, the less impressed I am.
glensider
 

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