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Thursday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Thursday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Oh my lord this transfer window is getting boring! I'm not talking about the non arrivals even, it is just I like the rumours and there are so very few about at the moment! Not too much to ask for is it? Just a few made up press stories linking us with someone exciting?!

Anyway, the only bit I can find today is a report in the Express & Star claiming Villa will have to look elsewhere for a striker this January as Emile Heskey is another player he has had to strike off his list.

The England and Wigan 'striker' is staying at the JJB until the summer and the Express claim that Martin O'Neill will now increase his efforts to sign Kenwyne Jones from Sunderland.

I asked Salut (Sunderland site) yesterday about the links and he said:

He was an excellent acquisition for us, and we need to keep him. If he's sold and we go down for want of firepower, Niall - despite what I said above - needs to be led to a darkened room and handed a revolver and bottle of whisky (though I suppose that should be the Irish version, whiskey, in his case). But 12m is excessive. He is not yet a finished striker: strong, fast, clever but in my view still developing. In a better team, he could either flourish or seem less special. See the full interview on the front page.

Latics chief executive Brenda Spencer said: 'He is enjoying his time at Wigan and has told us he was staying with us until the summer, that he was seeing out his contract. He is 31, so if he gets his final move we would wish him all the best.'

The paper goes on to claim MON is running out of options with Peter Crouch and Michael Owen both staying with their respective clubs Portsmouth and Newcastle. As well as West Ham striker Craig Bellamy and Blackburn Rovers star Roque Santa Cruz looking likely to move to money bags Man City.

They also say that Spurs striker Darren Bent might be an option if he will take a pay cut. The Independent claim that West Ham turned down a swap deal from Spurs. Apparently they wanted to have Craig Bellamy in exchange for Bent.

The mad rumour yesterday that we'd bid £9million for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba made me laugh but then again, thisislondon.co.uk quotes Frank Lampard pleading with the striker to stay at Chelsea. Apparently he was upset at being dropped in the FA Cup replay with Southend. The Daily Star goes one further and says Chelsea will sell the striker in the summer.

Another rumour is that Martin O'Neill is set to bid for Sheffield United's 20-year-old right-back Kyle Naughton and apparently the Blades want around £4million. The report claims that (like other rumours have said) Villa will offload Nicky Shorey and keep Luke Young at left-back for the rest of the season.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 15 2009
Time: 11:59AM

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The Fear
15/01/2009 12:05:00
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I don't particularly want to see Crouch back but I find it impossible to believe he wants to stay at Pompey now Redknapp and Defoe have left. He must realise the club will be playing championship football in a few seasons time.
Saurat
15/01/2009 14:04:00
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All very quiet out there isn't it? I was expecting Mart to have made some serious moves by now, but obviously we dont know whats going on behind the scenes.
glensider
15/01/2009 19:01:00
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Tend to agree with Saurat. I'm not a Crouch lover, far from it, in fact he'd be someway down my list of targets, but..........
glensider
15/01/2009 19:02:00
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I'd like us to have a crack at Canella for a proper LB. We've been linked in the press but I think MON rubbished the reports....a bit like he did when we were linked with Bosingwa. I worry about Shorey, and I honestly have my doubts whether we'll see the same Bouma again when he finally makes his return....it was a nasty injury. I'd hate us to look back again (like Bosingwa) and feel that we'd missed out on a real quality player if this guy comes though and looks as good at LB as I think he could be.
YatesyVillain
16/01/2009 02:10:00
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