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Monday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk

Monday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk

Quite press day today. The main focus seems to be in the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail. Both have expanded on last weeks rumour that we are after Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones.

Both papers say that the Trinidad & Tobago international striker is our main target and quote around £12million.

They claim that after missing out on Jermain Defoe, Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz and Emile Heskey, Jones is our focus. Heskey is apparently staying at Wigan until the summer when he can move on a free, with papers stating he has a pre-contract with Liverpool. Not sure how we've missed out on Bellamy or Santa Cruz though? Neither player have moved anywhere despite reported bids from Man City which according to the press have been turned down. Some reports are suggesting that Sam Allardyce would want around £20million for Santa Cruz in order to persuade him to let go of the player who is already on record as wanting out. Bit much that though isn't it?

The Mail says that Villa's main scout Ian Storey-Moore was at the Sunderland v Middlesbrough game at the weekend. Well there you go then, conclusive proof!

Apparently Sunderland don't want to sell the star and have already rebuffed an approach from Chelsea. Again, not sure on that one as I read that Chelsea weren't in the market to buy anyone this January.

Not sure he would be worth £12million would he? I don't know much about the player but he has just 5 premiership goals + 1 in both the FA Cup and League Cup.

There are a few repeats of the rumour that Newcastle want Nicky Shorey who appears to be surplus to requirements at Villa just 6 months after moving from Reading and would be prepared to use Charles N'Zogbia as part of the deal.

The Manchester Evening News, amongst others, has the story that Bolton manager Gary Megson is interested in signing Villa miss-fit Marlon Harewood

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 12 2009
Time: 2:31PM


12 goals in 45 games for Sunderland, 3 in 13 on loan at Stoke, 19 in 71 for Southampton and 4 goals in 35 for Trinidad & Tobago.

In conclusion, I don't think he's the answer.
12/01/2009 14:34:00
Yeh but in our team murph, under
Villan Of The North
12/01/2009 14:53:00
FFS!!!! Why the hell aren't we after Podolski?!?!?! He's available for £9mill, which is the same quoted price as Doyle, which is just crazy!! He's a young, proven scorer, with european experience. It's an absolute no brainer. Instead we're linked to expensive unproven players! So frustrating!
In MON we trust!
12/01/2009 14:54:00
Please remember that nowadays, most things you hear in the press are rubish. We don't let much get out of Villa Park. Considering you name is In MON we trust you'd have thought you'd have a little more faith in our manager to get the right bloke rather than the right name.
12/01/2009 14:57:00
In MON we trust - as well as Podolski being, young, cheap and proven the only club linked is his old club Cologne but they cant raise the money. Surely if we made a bit he would want to move!!! I have said before that even if he is woeful, his Germany national team performances would ensure his value would not drop to less than £9m. He is a top top striker who would add so much for our team. I would honestly say that he would be enought to get us a top4 finish and that he is better than RSC, Heskey, Doyle, Jones, Bellamy, Defoe etc. etc.
12/01/2009 15:01:00
What you have to remember lads is when was the last world class player MON ever brought to any of the clubs he has managed in the past ?.. If your hoping for Podolski then expect Doyle.
Villa 4 Ever
12/01/2009 15:05:00
Finally deano.avfc, somone who agrees! This boy could be a Villa hero for years to come. Just can't fathem why we aren't in for him and agree he is better than any of the strikers we have been linked with. Fear, any chance you can call MON and give him a nudge?!! Especially as he has come out today and said it's hard to get "quality" in the January window....ffs look outside the UK!!!
In MON we trust!
12/01/2009 15:18:00
I agree though - stunned that nobody seems to be after Podolski, let alone us...
12/01/2009 15:21:00
bring back angel!!
12/01/2009 15:25:00
Very true Yatesy. Why the hell hasn't anyone brought him yet!? His style is perfect for the Prem...I just can't see this one failing. Anyway, I'm going to try and forget about this one as it's winding me up thinking about it!
In MON we trust!
12/01/2009 15:36:00
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