Ding Dong Linked To Villa
Slow news day today but some reports are suggesting that Martin O'Neill is interested in Hamburg midfielder Nigel de Jong.
Ding Dong, a 22-year-old Dutch international, is apparently due to be offloaded this summer as the German club look to re-build.
Hamburg sporting director Dietmar Beiersdorfer has all but dismissed the link though saying:
'We have heard rumours of interest from Villa but at the moment there is no news.'
As we've reported several times, Ding Dong's international team mate Wesley Sneijder is also thought (by who we don't know, probably the press!) to be a target for Villa, as well as Spurs and I'm sure others. With us not having European football to offer, we might well struggle there.