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Bentley Bid Over & Barry Still Wants Out

Bentley Bid Over & Barry Still Wants Out

Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Villa have bid for Blackburn Rovers and England midfielder David Bentley and that the club have rejected the bid.

He says that his interest in the 23-year-old is therefore over and he will move on. :o(

'I wouldn't normally respond to individual links but as Paul Ince rightly said, we did make a bid for David Bentley. That was some time ago and Blackburn rejected the bid - as is their prerogative. We do not intend revisiting that and we have switched out attentions to other transfer targets.'

He has also confirmed that he spoke with Gareth Barry and Barry still wants out. 'I've spoken to him this week and he reiterated a desire to join Liverpool. So the situation remains unchanged, we're still waiting to hear back from Liverpool.'

Not turning into the best of summers so far is it? Bentley is the sort of player I'd break the bank for, that said, I'm a) not the manager b) don't have a bank to break!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 18 2008
Time: 8:51PM

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Comments

0
Nothing changes does it? At least not where MON and transfer windows are concerned.
jonah
18/07/2008 20:58:00
0
Is this Groundhog Day for us or what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
erv2005
18/07/2008 21:00:00
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hugely disappointed to hear him give up so easily.
los_angeles_villan
18/07/2008 21:04:00
0
Did anyone really think we were going to sign him? same old story
DO'L
18/07/2008 21:04:00
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He sounds confident of getting someone else in. I'd say there is a could chance that a deal for Milner will go through.
stpaulmcgrath
18/07/2008 21:06:00
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sorry, a good chance....
stpaulmcgrath
18/07/2008 21:08:00
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There's no way he's worth 17 mill though and MON is sending another signal that we won't too much over the odds just because he's got cash on the hip. Fat Rafa tried to do us with Carson. 10 Mill!! And he goes for 3.5?? MON said we offered what he was worth and bearing in mind he paid 8 mill for Young he's not afraid of paying what he thinks a player is worth.
Gazvilla
18/07/2008 21:15:00
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There is an equal chance we will be sat here in August with the same amount of players. Hardly fills you with amibition reading stories like this does it...its already cost us Barry what else is it likely to cost us?
Tez86
18/07/2008 21:16:00
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laursen,young,europe,top 6 finish.......god i'm depressed i hate the transfer window
avflell
18/07/2008 21:26:00
0
Could not agree more Tez 86. How demoralising is this article. I'm starting to get worried about next season, sidwell only signin, Guzan who has no premier experience. When are we going to see players arriving instead of new stories made up by the papers and no actual action in the transfer market. I'm suprised we are no longer after bentley, i know he has an attitude problem, but MON can sort that out, and lennon has nothing except pace, Milner has good skill but no pace whereas bentley with the right coaching from the MON team could be a bit special for the Villa. I appreciate we are after quality players, not just anyone who is going to be a one season wounder, but us Fans need players arriving so we can see that we are going to maintain our assault on the top 4, cause at the moment I wounder which direction we are heading in. I keep reminding myself of the famous reo-coker quote "Rome was not built in a day and neither will villa" and that hopefully players will come to get excited about.
pksandell
18/07/2008 21:35:00
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