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Tuesday's Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Tuesday's Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Some decent links to Villa today and not one mention of Barry, well ok, just one mention of Barry and now 3 as I've mentioned him twice!

Could it be that the transfer activity is about to begin? Well, the paper links are certainly hotting up!

According to the Daily Express today Villa have made the first move in the race for Blackburn midfielder David Bentley. Previous reports have estimated his value at around £15million and despite the player saying he wanted out, the Ewood Park outfit have made it clear he'll only be allowed to leave if the price is right.

The Daily Mirror say that Villa might well be getting Spurs right-back Pascal Chimbonda who they claim will be offloaded by the White Hart Lane outfit.

The Daily Mail say that Villa are set to buy 'misfit' Steve Sidwell for £5million from Chelsea. According to the report Martin O'Neill wants personal terms agreed quickly and suggests Sidwell will take a pay cut because half the £5m fee will form part of his pay off from Chelsea.

Meanwhile the Mirror claims that Newcastle have set the price for James Milner at £9million with both Liverpool and Aston Villa waiting in the wings (in the wings for a winger, jeez, this is quality reporting!!!)

The Independent claim that Portsmouth will make an opening bid of around £10million for Peter Crouch this week However they also claim that Villa and Newcastle are also interested but none of the clubs are sure what level to pitch their bids at after Rafa Benitez had put a £15million price tag on the England strikers head. Crouch is currently on holiday so no move would be imminent anyway but the report also says that Villa would expect Crouch as part of any deal involving Gareth Barry. The paper goes on to say that exchange hasn't met with Tom-Jones-mini-me Benitez as yet adding 'Even then, the personal terms at Villa would have to be right for Crouch, who will not be pushed into a move. In the worst case scenario, he would be prepared to see out his contract and leave on a Bosman free transfer next summer.'

Fans on here seem split on whether they'd like Peter Crouch back at Villa Park anyway, what do you think?



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 17 2008
Time: 9:34AM

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sorry to have to do this guys but the Metro reports that villa will accept a deal no lower than 18m for Barry and wont go into a deal unless its on ours and barrys terms (old news i know but it was in paper today
Astonian Villan
17/06/2008 09:48:00
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sorry to have to do this guys but the Metro reports that villa will accept a deal no lower than 18m for Barry and wont go into a deal unless its on ours and barrys terms (old news i know but it was in paper today
Astonian Villan
17/06/2008 09:48:00
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Bentley, Chimbonda and Sidwell would be perfect players in the positions we need them. The RB and RW problem is obvious and Sidwell is a good more attacking option than Barry. As for Crouch I have my doubts - I think Darren Bent is a better (possibly cheaper) option. That would leave us needing another RB - preferably one who can cover at CB if needed (how about that Juventus player - Mellberg??) so Onouha from City would be great. Then a big surprise from MON in August - Van der Vaart or someone that really makes the rest of the league sit up and take notice!! The likes of Scannell and Stearman to 'flesh out' the squad would work too!!
deano.avfc
17/06/2008 09:49:00
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Bentley, Chimbonda and Sidwell would be perfect players in the positions we need them. The RB and RW problem is obvious and Sidwell is a good more attacking option than Barry. As for Crouch I have my doubts - I think Darren Bent is a better (possibly cheaper) option. That would leave us needing another RB - preferably one who can cover at CB if needed (how about that Juventus player - Mellberg??) so Onouha from City would be great. Then a big surprise from MON in August - Van der Vaart or someone that really makes the rest of the league sit up and take notice!! The likes of Scannell and Stearman to 'flesh out' the squad would work too!!
deano.avfc
17/06/2008 09:49:00
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Crouch= No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no NO NO NO!
Villan-in-Cyprus
17/06/2008 10:03:00
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Crouch= No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no NO NO NO!
Villan-in-Cyprus
17/06/2008 10:03:00
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Finally some meaty speculation lets hope we get them tied up quickly before any one else makes a move for them. Poor old routlage if Bentley comes its no more games for him. Put this two along side Van Der Vaart and young and we will have a seriously threatening midfield... now me serioes links to a RB and GK then we almost field a full 11...
Tez86
17/06/2008 10:10:00
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Finally some meaty speculation lets hope we get them tied up quickly before any one else makes a move for them. Poor old routlage if Bentley comes its no more games for him. Put this two along side Van Der Vaart and young and we will have a seriously threatening midfield... now me serioes links to a RB and GK then we almost field a full 11...
Tez86
17/06/2008 10:10:00
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I dont mind crouch I think he would get a lot of goals for us he is better than voronin at least we aren't linked we him!!!
Tez86
17/06/2008 10:11:00
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I dont mind crouch I think he would get a lot of goals for us he is better than voronin at least we aren't linked we him!!!
Tez86
17/06/2008 10:11:00
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