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Saturday's Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Mostly re-hashed rumours today.

The Daily Mirror say Villa will bid for James Milner once Gareth Barry makes his move to Liverpool. Frankly that is hogwash, we don't need to sell in order to buy.

The Daily Express say that Martin O'Neill is 'leading the chase' for the signature of Chelsea's Shaun Wright-Phillips who reports yesterday claimed has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge. Villa have tried twice before to get the England winger.

The Express also say that we are in the frame to get Blackburn winger David Bentley but that his destination is more likely to be Chelsea or Tottenham.

The Guardian say that Villa are after Reading's Irish players striker Kevin Doyle and midfielder Stephen Hunt. Sunderland are also interested.

Whilst we are in Reading, we might as well cover the story in The Sun! They claim the Royals have warned would be suitors including Aston Villa, West Ham, Portsmouth and Newcastle that Nicky Shorey, who doesn't want to drop down a division, that he'll not be sold on the cheap and have a price of around 3.5million. Their director of football Nick Hammond has also confirmed that there have as yet been no offers for the full back.

The Telegraph have covered the rumour that Villa are set to bid around 6million for West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand with Spurs also interested.

Other links today according to the gossip page on the official site:

David de Gea of Atletico Madrid and Steve Sidwell again.

Oh, and apparently there were some 'interesting' comments by Martin O'Neill acting as a pundit for the Croatia v Turkey game. I didn't hear what he said (trying to find out) but apparently there were hints of possible arrivals from one or other of those international teams. Will update or add it as an article comment if I get more details OR if you heard what he said, please do tell us all in the article comments!!!!!

Did I ever tell you that my auntie's cat is closely related to Ruud van Nistelrooy's cat? Anyway, they were talking yesterday and........ Just as likely as some of the press links surely?!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 21 2008

Time: 10:05AM

Your Comments

Any two from SWP,Milner or Bentley would be excellent buisiness. i just love the rumour mill. hopefully we will some see deals in the next week on top of the Sidwell signing
return of godzvilla
Any two from SWP,Milner or Bentley would be excellent buisiness. i just love the rumour mill. hopefully we will some see deals in the next week on top of the Sidwell signing
return of godzvilla
Here's a link to the iplayer thing for the beeb. Can't be bothered to try and find the bit with O'Neill making sneaky suggestions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b00c87yh.shtml?order=aztitle%3Aalphabetical&filter=category%3A100010&scope=iplayercategories&start=1&version_pid=b00c50kh
lorenzo
Here's a link to the iplayer thing for the beeb. Can't be bothered to try and find the bit with O'Neill making sneaky suggestions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b00c87yh.shtml?order=aztitle%3Aalphabetical&filter=category%3A100010&scope=iplayercategories&start=1&version_pid=b00c50kh
lorenzo
That link won't play outside the UK! I'm in Korea and so will never know what he said. Precis anyone - please?
Gordonsleftboot
That link won't play outside the UK! I'm in Korea and so will never know what he said. Precis anyone - please?
Gordonsleftboot
You been out on the Hill Gordonsleftboot? :)
YatesyVillain
You been out on the Hill Gordonsleftboot? :)
YatesyVillain
Fear you can use BBc iplayer to watch past matches/commentary yu can skip right to the talks too.
Cubos
Fear you can use BBc iplayer to watch past matches/commentary yu can skip right to the talks too.
Cubos
listened and couldn't hear any comments that suggest anything is happening!
The Fear
listened and couldn't hear any comments that suggest anything is happening!
The Fear
I think i've found the hint you were looking for JF, during the penalty shootout, they were analysing the penalties, they showed Modric fluffing his lines, and then went onto the second player Rakitic. Hansen said, "and here, this is a good player, Martin, Rakatic" to which MON replied "yeah, he looks as if he's going to be a good player". There was also a 'rumour' a couple of weeks back linking us to Rakitic, but this was posted by someone on a not very reliable football rumours website.....read into it what you will.
AstonBurrito
I think i've found the hint you were looking for JF, during the penalty shootout, they were analysing the penalties, they showed Modric fluffing his lines, and then went onto the second player Rakitic. Hansen said, "and here, this is a good player, Martin, Rakatic" to which MON replied "yeah, he looks as if he's going to be a good player". There was also a 'rumour' a couple of weeks back linking us to Rakitic, but this was posted by someone on a not very reliable football rumours website.....read into it what you will.
AstonBurrito
lol, well found Aston!
The Fear
lol, well found Aston!
The Fear
No worried JF, see page 45 of the 'Transfer Rumours' thread in the VitalVilla forum, there are a couple of posts about it there..... God I feel like such a lost cause :(
AstonBurrito
No worried JF, see page 45 of the 'Transfer Rumours' thread in the VitalVilla forum, there are a couple of posts about it there..... God I feel like such a lost cause :(
AstonBurrito
he was also stated that there are not many talented players in the Turkish team but the ones he did like were Arda, Mehmet and Hamit Altıntop - wouldnt read too much into that though. M'ON was also critisizing the defending of Sabri and Hansen mentioned he is available for 6mil but Oneil said he can only make an assessment on that game - something which he has already said regarding signing players from the Euros
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
he was also stated that there are not many talented players in the Turkish team but the ones he did like were Arda, Mehmet and Hamit Altıntop - wouldnt read too much into that though. M'ON was also critisizing the defending of Sabri and Hansen mentioned he is available for 6mil but Oneil said he can only make an assessment on that game - something which he has already said regarding signing players from the Euros
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
yatesvilla are you referring to hooker hill in itaewon, or was that a random word guess. Gordonsleftboot stay away from the hill don't tarnish yourself. Altho its worth visit just for mr eggy! How many other villians are in korea? i'v left now but wanna return. Footy starts 12 at night the way entertainment should be bloody brilliant
_aron_
yatesvilla are you referring to hooker hill in itaewon, or was that a random word guess. Gordonsleftboot stay away from the hill don't tarnish yourself. Altho its worth visit just for mr eggy! How many other villians are in korea? i'v left now but wanna return. Footy starts 12 at night the way entertainment should be bloody brilliant
_aron_
Thanks Aston, it is an addiction isn't it?!?!? Love the interaction on this site/network though, superb stuff! Yeah, good point john.carew, although he didn't say he'd not sign anyone, just that he'd not expect to unearth any talent he didn't already know about!
The Fear
Thanks Aston, it is an addiction isn't it?!?!? Love the interaction on this site/network though, superb stuff! Yeah, good point john.carew, although he didn't say he'd not sign anyone, just that he'd not expect to unearth any talent he didn't already know about!
The Fear
If we are interested in Milner, as media reports suggest we are, surely now is the time to make our move, with Liverpool clearly cash-strapped? Lets not give the scousers time to get their act together.
glensider
If we are interested in Milner, as media reports suggest we are, surely now is the time to make our move, with Liverpool clearly cash-strapped? Lets not give the scousers time to get their act together.
glensider
Still interestingly no goalkeeping rumours. Not too many out there and available, certainly not proven quality keepers.
glensider
Still interestingly no goalkeeping rumours. Not too many out there and available, certainly not proven quality keepers.
glensider
would,nt mind millner ,swp not sure about bently does,nt come across as a mon player bit brash and sure of himself but there again is that a bad thing really do,nt know,please martin don,t bother with doyle or hunt we,ve been down this road b4 buying players from relegated sides and it dosen,t work also anton ferdinand no thanks now thats an ego
super lionel martin
would,nt mind millner ,swp not sure about bently does,nt come across as a mon player bit brash and sure of himself but there again is that a bad thing really do,nt know,please martin don,t bother with doyle or hunt we,ve been down this road b4 buying players from relegated sides and it dosen,t work also anton ferdinand no thanks now thats an ego
super lionel martin
 

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