Laursen - Stay Fit & Stay At Villa!
According to the Birmingham Mail, Martin O'Neill wants Villa defender Martin Laursen to extend his stay at Villa Park having recovered from his career threatening knee injury.
The Danish international has just one year left on his contract and Villa want the former AC Milan player to sign on longer as long as he can stay fit.
'Martin Laursen has played fantastically well and I've already spoken to him. Like anything else, it's about staying clear of injury and getting a run of games. We will monitor it closely when he comes back for pre-season because of the injury he's had.'
Adding: 'But he's really impressed me and I'm aware of the situation.'