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Tuesday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk

Tuesday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk

The countdown to the end of the transfer window is on and the nerves will be jangling with many managers and fans alike!

Martin O'Neill has made no secret of the fact that he wants at least 1 or 2 more players in, will he get them? Well, he has a habit of leaving things late, so who knows! Wonder if there are any other Swiss Second Division players available!?!? (Ok, sarcasm isn't the most intelligent form of wit!!)

So who is linked today?

Only Reading's Kevin Doyle as far as I can see, The Daily Mail amongst others suggest Villa are getting closer to a £7.5m signing of the striker. That contradicts Steve Coppell's comments in the press yesterday that he had no calls for the player and that the 24-year-old wasn't for sale.

Shaun Wright-Phillips is being linked to Everton and a return to Manchester City. It will be interesting to see if Villa enter this race, we were supposedly close to getting him on loan last Jan so he must have been a fancied player for MON at some stage.

Meanwhile a report in the Guardian say that Liverpool are close to buying Espanyol winder Albert Riera which they say will draw to an end the Gareth Barry saga.

Do you expect any new signings this week (remember the transfer window closes Sept 1 as the 31 Aug is a Sunday) Our poll asks that very question, which is a happy coincidence!

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 26 2008
Time: 12:19PM


I'd like a right winger, another striker and cover at right back but not sure if we'll get any. You get the impression any players that are on our radar that were attainable would be in by start of season. Would like SWP over Milner.
26/08/2008 12:28:00
I'm available on a free...I'm a utility player like Ricardo Shimica was, which is to say i'm awful everywhere! worth bringing in as cover?
26/08/2008 12:41:00
Did anyone pick up on the story that was on Vital Yeovil the other day that said we were in for their best player.
26/08/2008 12:43:00
It looks like if we are going to buy from the domestic market, we are waiting for Liverpoo, Everton and Arsenal to start the ball rolling. If barry is to leave I do hope it`s to Arsenal, just after Poo sell Alonso.
26/08/2008 12:51:00
Agree with you Fletch, we need someone to get the ball rolling. Here's my prediction (it's a longshot!): Chelsea buy Robinho, They sell Malouda to Newcastle, Newcastle sell Milner to us. As for the strikers, I would not want Kevin Doyle though that guy Zigic could be worth a punt, especially if it's a loan deal.
26/08/2008 13:26:00
Would be some pretty unhappy people here if we went in for doyle, esp at the quoted 7-8 mil.
26/08/2008 13:40:00
I would be unhappy with Doyle for that kind of money for sure. He isnt going to break our 1st team and to be honset I am happier with the Hare and our kids for back up. We should be looking at a striker who can walk into the 1st team and make Carew and Gabby raise thier game.
26/08/2008 13:57:00
Also I would probably be interested in seeing if Malouda is available for ourselves (if we could afford his wages) He was quality in France and I think now he has had a year to settle he could be a good shout.
26/08/2008 14:01:00
Difficult to bringe in a striker unless they are an automatic pick like S.Cruz. Doyle would at least be happy to warm the bench, but £7M is far too much. Would prefer a loan arrangement with a buy option. For midfield I cant see Milner coming in, and SWP didnt fancy brum in Jan did he? I'd love to see a loan bid for Saviola - we need a midfielder who can help us keep possesion and carve ut openings.
26/08/2008 14:40:00
malouda...definatly...NOT!!! did not see that idiot play 1 half decent game last year and is obviously there for the money. if we bought him i think MON would kill him by september the 2nd! milner would be good as he seems the only english winger that has an end product to his game.saviola would be a joy to see at VP and is capable of 20+ goals a season.
26/08/2008 14:50:00
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