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Sunday's Villa Transfer Rumours Round-up

Looking forward to the Euro's ending, maybe then we'll start to see some signings for all clubs in this transfer window! The speculation only gets you so far after-all!

According to the People, in a rumour repeated from last week, Aston Villa are after Liverpool's Steve Finnan. Fulham are also after him.

The News of the World claim that Newcastle winger James Milner has begged Kevin Keegan to let him go to Liverpool, his 'dream move'. The report claims that Liverpool are offering cash + a player (21 year old Danny Guthrie to be exact) but Villa have lodged a straight cash offer of £7million for the 22-year-old.

Speculation in Portugal say that Villa are after Sporting Braga's 24-year-old right-back João Pereira after failing to secure the signature of Benfica's Nélson. Apparently Napoli and FC Porto are also interested.

The Observer claim that Liverpool will bid £15m plus add-ons up to a deal of around £18million for Gareth Barry. Yawn. 4th time lucky for the Anfield lot? Apparently not according to this report as the add on terms include Liverpool winning the Premiership and Barry getting 30 more England caps.

Meanwhile the News of the World claim that Villa have told Liverpool they won't accept anything less than £20million for the Villa skipper. The NofW claim that Barry will put in a transfer request which will cost him a seven-figure loyalty bonus. They say: 'He was reluctant to do so because he would lose the massive lump sum on top of missing out on a lucrative testimonial.'

Anyone think there will be some new arrivals before the end of June?




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 15 2008

Time: 10:58AM

Your Comments

I hope we get a few arrivals, well at least one anyway, intertoto stars soon and we are well short of quality players for this. We dont want to fall at the first hurdle!!!!!
erv2005
I hope we get a few arrivals, well at least one anyway, intertoto stars soon and we are well short of quality players for this. We dont want to fall at the first hurdle!!!!!
erv2005
add on terms include Liverpool winning the Premiership and Barry getting 30 more England caps. WTF WTF WTF Barry will definitely not win the league at liverpooh and it would be doubtful he will get another 30 england caps on their bench. Nice one MON for sticking to your guns. 20mill cash straight. no surrender!
industrial_musical
add on terms include Liverpool winning the Premiership and Barry getting 30 more England caps. WTF WTF WTF Barry will definitely not win the league at liverpooh and it would be doubtful he will get another 30 england caps on their bench. Nice one MON for sticking to your guns. 20mill cash straight. no surrender!
industrial_musical
I think the first week of July will be (hopefully) busy for transfers. Doubt we'll see any in June
UTV
I think the first week of July will be (hopefully) busy for transfers. Doubt we'll see any in June
UTV
Now this is no disrespect to Fulham, I think they're one of the more tollerable of London clubs. But is anyone else slightly disheartened by the fact we're repeatedly being linked to the same players as them, if not current players? I mean, this is a team who survived relegation by the skin of their teeth. Are we not bigger, better and more established than this? Their target for each season seems to be staying up, and they're quite happy with that. We, on the other hand are supposedly planning an assault on the top4 in the near future.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Now this is no disrespect to Fulham, I think they're one of the more tollerable of London clubs. But is anyone else slightly disheartened by the fact we're repeatedly being linked to the same players as them, if not current players? I mean, this is a team who survived relegation by the skin of their teeth. Are we not bigger, better and more established than this? Their target for each season seems to be staying up, and they're quite happy with that. We, on the other hand are supposedly planning an assault on the top4 in the near future.
Villan-in-Cyprus
I think the media still have us in the same light as these other teams as we have not shown (yet, I hope), the ability to attract a really big name or to be big name, I dont really blame them, as we have signed Routledge + Harewood (ok Legend), so the media will just keep linking us to these sorts of players, until, we actually show the colour of our money in the Market place!!!! Van der Vaart would be a start, I wish!!!!! I would love to see a Big name arrive such as him, but not sure what the guys are thinking at VP, but have every faith we will be ok come the start of the season. Whats the bets we either get Liverpool away or Manure at VP!!!!
erv2005
I think the media still have us in the same light as these other teams as we have not shown (yet, I hope), the ability to attract a really big name or to be big name, I dont really blame them, as we have signed Routledge + Harewood (ok Legend), so the media will just keep linking us to these sorts of players, until, we actually show the colour of our money in the Market place!!!! Van der Vaart would be a start, I wish!!!!! I would love to see a Big name arrive such as him, but not sure what the guys are thinking at VP, but have every faith we will be ok come the start of the season. Whats the bets we either get Liverpool away or Manure at VP!!!!
erv2005
Will Liverpool want to use Finnan and cash for Barry to go to them?
dazza71
Will Liverpool want to use Finnan and cash for Barry to go to them?
dazza71
I hope not, would expect a better rb than finnan, ok as cover I suppose!!!!
erv2005
I hope not, would expect a better rb than finnan, ok as cover I suppose!!!!
erv2005
Wonder who the other Mish mash of players were? They must be upset!!!! I bet he offered Crouch for Barry straight Swap!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha Silly Fat Tom Jones!!!!
erv2005
Wonder who the other Mish mash of players were? They must be upset!!!! I bet he offered Crouch for Barry straight Swap!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha Silly Fat Tom Jones!!!!
erv2005
How old is Finnan not the right back I would choose out of the ones we have been linked with at all. Va Der Vaart or Diego...if we all chip in we could buy one of them for MON to save him the decision lol
Tez86
How old is Finnan not the right back I would choose out of the ones we have been linked with at all. Va Der Vaart or Diego...if we all chip in we could buy one of them for MON to save him the decision lol
Tez86
I see your point erv, with regards to the media. Maybe it would help our case if we were to officially bid for Henry, Ronaldinho, Van der Vaart etc. Whether we can pull it off or not, at least it would raise our profile and people might start taking us seriously?
Villan-in-Cyprus
I see your point erv, with regards to the media. Maybe it would help our case if we were to officially bid for Henry, Ronaldinho, Van der Vaart etc. Whether we can pull it off or not, at least it would raise our profile and people might start taking us seriously?
Villan-in-Cyprus
I agree Villan in Cyprus, I would like us to go head to head with a big club for a player. Someone like our big 3 and pool or a Euro giant like Real or Milan, if we lose out to them so what? It would show our intentions to rival and become one of the superpowers in football.
Tez86
I agree Villan in Cyprus, I would like us to go head to head with a big club for a player. Someone like our big 3 and pool or a Euro giant like Real or Milan, if we lose out to them so what? It would show our intentions to rival and become one of the superpowers in football.
Tez86
More importantly it would send a message to us fans that the club know what we want. we don't seem to see much of that in the market.........
UTV
More importantly it would send a message to us fans that the club know what we want. we don't seem to see much of that in the market.........
UTV
As much as i agree with you,UTV you must remenber its bonus month little or nothing will happen !!!! AVFC RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
littleillain82
As much as i agree with you,UTV you must remenber its bonus month little or nothing will happen !!!! AVFC RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
littleillain82
Yea a cheeky bid can go a long way to show the others we are contenders!!!! We who knows we might even get one of the buggers!!!! Lets see the money and go for it, ha ha ha ha, what about Gudjohnsen, I think he would be awesome!!!! But I would give my left nut to see Van der Vaart in Claret and Blue!!!!
erv2005
Yea a cheeky bid can go a long way to show the others we are contenders!!!! We who knows we might even get one of the buggers!!!! Lets see the money and go for it, ha ha ha ha, what about Gudjohnsen, I think he would be awesome!!!! But I would give my left nut to see Van der Vaart in Claret and Blue!!!!
erv2005
The thing which *****es me off, is that no one would blink an eye if one of the playera mentioned above were linked to Spurs, Man City, even Pompey!!! Once again, no disrespect but these clubs are not, never have been or ever will be bigger than Aston Villa. It's time we made the footballing world, including the media, take note of what is happening in B6. Awake the Giant!
Villan-in-Cyprus
The thing which *****es me off, is that no one would blink an eye if one of the playera mentioned above were linked to Spurs, Man City, even Pompey!!! Once again, no disrespect but these clubs are not, never have been or ever will be bigger than Aston Villa. It's time we made the footballing world, including the media, take note of what is happening in B6. Awake the Giant!
Villan-in-Cyprus
the thing that really *****s me is that we keep hearing about this fiver year plan to get into the champions league, but it will be impossible if every year we buy average players whilest the top 4 and even a few teams out of the top four keep spending better money buying better players and all the best young talent around if anything the gap will be much wider in five years.
liamo1981
the thing that really *****s me is that we keep hearing about this fiver year plan to get into the champions league, but it will be impossible if every year we buy average players whilest the top 4 and even a few teams out of the top four keep spending better money buying better players and all the best young talent around if anything the gap will be much wider in five years.
liamo1981
Better news as todays links has us with the following players: Today's Links Carlos Kameni (Espanyol) David Bentley (Blackburn) Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) Now if we get those three I will run through the streets of Brum in the buff!!!!!
erv2005
Better news as todays links has us with the following players: Today's Links Carlos Kameni (Espanyol) David Bentley (Blackburn) Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) Now if we get those three I will run through the streets of Brum in the buff!!!!!
erv2005
Liamo not too sure on the better players you mentioned, but they are big names, we did finish ahead of Spuds, Man City and Pompey. But we crave a Big name at Villa, not so much Henry but someone who can fill Mersons cap, just that little bit of Specialness.
erv2005
Liamo not too sure on the better players you mentioned, but they are big names, we did finish ahead of Spuds, Man City and Pompey. But we crave a Big name at Villa, not so much Henry but someone who can fill Mersons cap, just that little bit of Specialness.
erv2005
someone like bullard? LOL
industrial_musical
someone like bullard? LOL
industrial_musical
Grrrr
Villan-in-Cyprus
Grrrr
Villan-in-Cyprus
No defo not Bullard, good squad player but not what we crave, well not me anyhow!!!!!
erv2005
No defo not Bullard, good squad player but not what we crave, well not me anyhow!!!!!
erv2005
Villa v Man *****ty first game, could be interesting!!!! Lets see whos the big club now!!!!
erv2005
Villa v Man *****ty first game, could be interesting!!!! Lets see whos the big club now!!!!
erv2005
Man City. because they actually buy players.!
industrial_musical
Man City. because they actually buy players.!
industrial_musical
The Gareth Barry Saga: First of all Barry and Mellberg have been the backbone of the villa team for the last 6 years plus (to loose both of them in one season is an enormous blow)... and saying that it is has only been under MON that Barry has excelled is rubbish....!!!! Secondly, if (which is now looking more like when) villa sell Gareth Barry it should be for as close to €20 million as possible because chances are villa won't get someone of his calibre for a considerable time. To go back to my first point Gareth Barry has been consistently fantastic for the last few years and I (being Irish might have something on this) cannot understand how Stuart Downing for one has gotten a game ahead of him - I can see him getting 30 more caps and think that he is more than capable of doing so. To summarize, to liverpool, I should think that Gareth Barry is only work in the region of £15 but to villa I think he is worth considerably more (i.e at least £20)...
johnproche
The Gareth Barry Saga: First of all Barry and Mellberg have been the backbone of the villa team for the last 6 years plus (to loose both of them in one season is an enormous blow)... and saying that it is has only been under MON that Barry has excelled is rubbish....!!!! Secondly, if (which is now looking more like when) villa sell Gareth Barry it should be for as close to €20 million as possible because chances are villa won't get someone of his calibre for a considerable time. To go back to my first point Gareth Barry has been consistently fantastic for the last few years and I (being Irish might have something on this) cannot understand how Stuart Downing for one has gotten a game ahead of him - I can see him getting 30 more caps and think that he is more than capable of doing so. To summarize, to liverpool, I should think that Gareth Barry is only work in the region of £15 but to villa I think he is worth considerably more (i.e at least £20)...
johnproche
P.S. I'd love to see some more rumours to Aiden McGeady (especially with the whole MON connection and because Milner had a chance to come to villa already and declined - unfortunately I rate him very highly)
johnproche
P.S. I'd love to see some more rumours to Aiden McGeady (especially with the whole MON connection and because Milner had a chance to come to villa already and declined - unfortunately I rate him very highly)
johnproche
Still waiting for the 1st Signing!!!! Hope its not two youth players!!!!
erv2005
Still waiting for the 1st Signing!!!! Hope its not two youth players!!!!
erv2005
johnproche, Not quite sure about you player valuations. Sell Barry for as close to 20 million €uros? But then you say Barry is only worth £15 to Liverpool? And I thought Rafa needed a reality check! Secondly you think it's not only under MON Barry has excelled. So under who else exactly? Bearing in mind his international appearances and the fact that only one club has seriously pursued him. Then also wearing the England captain's armband. Frankly, the only rubbish on here is your post.
Villan-in-Cyprus
johnproche, Not quite sure about you player valuations. Sell Barry for as close to 20 million €uros? But then you say Barry is only worth £15 to Liverpool? And I thought Rafa needed a reality check! Secondly you think it's not only under MON Barry has excelled. So under who else exactly? Bearing in mind his international appearances and the fact that only one club has seriously pursued him. Then also wearing the England captain's armband. Frankly, the only rubbish on here is your post.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Love reading the rumours, as outrageous as some of them are, but would like to see a bit of action now. Come on Mart. Lets have a June signing.
glensider
Love reading the rumours, as outrageous as some of them are, but would like to see a bit of action now. Come on Mart. Lets have a June signing.
glensider
Please no Crouch. No Robinson either. Give Carson a miss too.
glensider
Please no Crouch. No Robinson either. Give Carson a miss too.
glensider
 

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