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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.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 25 2008

Time: 1:04PM

Your Comments

the journalists aren't the only ones who are tired and bored with this window.
Gordonsleftboot
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
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
Shaun Wright-Phillips no window would be complete without a SWP link. I suspect the next player in will be another surprise.
col8
Yawn - another season with a depleated squad. Few injuries and we're lucky too finish top half = Season wasted
leelindsay
depleated squad ?? probably the strongest squad we have ever had.
astonmilan
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
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
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
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
 

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