Thursday's Press Talk For Aston Villa
The paper talk for today is a bit sparce.
The Sun say that the move for Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel is dependent on Paul Robinson moving to Ewood Park.
The Times say that the Spurs keeper is close to a move to Rovers though so the goalkeeper merry-go-round can start! They say the deal for the former England No1 should be done by the weekend. The Daily Mail cover the same angle and also say that the bid for Brad Guzan has been delayed by the work permit application process.
The Daily Express have the obligatory Liverpool v Aston Villa Gareth Barry saga article, and claim the clubs remain at 'loggerheads' as Villa still want £18million cash.
The Sun wade in saying that it has been made clear to Barry that it isn't too late for him to be welcomed back into the club if the deal with Liverpool, or indeed Arsenal I guess, doesn't go through. However the Red Top says 'he will have to offer a grovelling apology to boss Martin O'Neill to put himself back in favour with the majority of Villa fans.'
The Mirror quote Steven Gerrard's cousin, no seriously...! The Walsall defender said as a Liverpool fan he thinks Barry would be a good buy and said Barry was 'a class above against us' during the pre-season friendly between Villa and Walsall.
The press are also talking about the Shaun Wright-Phillips and Younes Kaboul links mentioned in our round up yesterday.