Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Monday's Aston Villa Transfer Gossip

Monday's Aston Villa Transfer Gossip

I'm surprised, with just a week to go in the transfer window, that there isn't more gossip about! Seems the journalists have grown tired and are coming up with less links by the day!

According to various reports Martin O'Neill wants an answer from Newcastle United today over the proposed James Milner transfer.

The press have said that Kevin Keegan is keen to keep the winger at the Toon and will have talks with his board on Tuesday or Wednesday about the England U21 player as well as finding out what the situation is with offering Michael Owen a new contract. (Reports are suggesting Owen will let his contract run down this season as the Magpies want him to take a pay cut!) The Mirror say that 'Milner is officially 'not for sale' at the Toon but he has asked for a rise and a new contract after Villa went as far as offering £9million for him. Now Milner wants to know if Newcastle are serious about keeping him and is awaiting their offer, which is due to be on the table in the next few days.'

They also say that O'Neill is 'in a flap for recruits' as he wants at least one or two more new faces in before the transfer window slams shut on August 31. They also claim that his big money target was Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz but now he has signed a new deal at Rovers, that chance is over.

Looks like Shaun Wright-Phillips might be on the move with strong links to Everton, wonder if we'll get involved in bidding for the Chelsea and England winger?

Meanwhile Reading boss Steve Coppell has told The Daily Mirror that supposed Villa target Kevin Doyle is not for sale. 'I've had no calls about Kevin Doyle for probably about two weeks-plus now. They can't make bids unless they call, and I haven't had a call, so I haven't had a bid. No-one is for sale, I don't have a 'for sale' window and I don't have to sell anybody.'

Sky Sports have reported Valencia vice-president Fernando Gomez as saying that Nikola Zigic's future is in his own hands. Reports have linked the striker to Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland for a season-long loan. Gomez told skysports.com: 'The exit of Nikola Zigic is next. Now, the decision corresponds with them (Zigic and his agent) and Valencia is prepared to close the deal.'



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 25 2008
Time: 1:04PM

Comments

0
the journalists aren't the only ones who are tired and bored with this window.
Gordonsleftboot
25/08/2008 13:13:00
0
I can't see us signing Zigic as MON said earlier in the window 'why would I want to buy someone who only played 3 games last season' or something like that!
AVGD
25/08/2008 13:17:00
0
Why are we always linked with Doyle? 1 goal in 25 games in not what i would call a natural goalscorer which is what we need!!
Sali Salifooooou
25/08/2008 17:00:00
0
Shaun Wright-Phillips no window would be complete without a SWP link. I suspect the next player in will be another surprise.
col8
25/08/2008 19:06:00
0
Yawn - another season with a depleated squad. Few injuries and we're lucky too finish top half = Season wasted
leelindsay
26/08/2008 09:18:00
0
depleated squad ?? probably the strongest squad we have ever had.
astonmilan
26/08/2008 10:23:00
0
Milner and doyle are our remaining targets i reckon.Zigic was dismissed a long time ago by o`neill.We have to go for someone like doyle who will be content to sit on the bench,We cannot break up the carew-gabby combo.And leelindsay i think you are depressed mate.
lerneravfc
26/08/2008 10:46:00
0
What absolute s h i t e Lee!! I am so fed up of these villa fans slagging off everything they do. Go and support the blues you miserable git
nottinghamvillain
26/08/2008 11:47:00
0
I expected a lot of incoming transfer activity this week, but so far its all relatively quiet. Hopefully no more outgoings, including Gareth Barry, with two or three new faces entering the Villa Park entrance doors. Come on Mart! We're all behind you.
glensider
26/08/2008 22:38:00
0
Jeez leelindsay, get a life. We're a work in progress, we're getting there. Sure we have a ways to go still, but progress has been the name of the game these past two seasons, and there's nothing to suggest that this season wont witness more steps taken in the right direction. Get behind the club.
glensider
26/08/2008 22:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 27/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

One Of The Greatest Phone Calls You Can Get

Steve Bruce, his moments since coming to Aston Villa...

3rd Minute Applause For 'Our' Little Charlie Round

Forever one of us. Rest in peace little man. 3rd minute applause.

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker5%
Chester5%
Johnstone15%
Taylor0%
Jedinak38%
Hutton10%
Hourihane2%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason15%
Amavi0%
Bree0%
Gardner0%
Kodjia10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Australian GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
McGoldrick Wins Professional Debut
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear401
2.Pride of Lions312
3.sirdennis307
4.HeathfieldRoad1874289
5.JuanPabloAngel276
6.Sasquatch208
7.Silhillvilla174
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter148
10.DeanoVilla137
The Vital Football Members League