Loads of press talk from Gareth Barry with quotes galore but I must admit, now he isn't a Villa player, I've lost interest. He's gone, that is that.
The Mirror have repeated the link to Spurs 26-year-old midfielder Jermaine Jenas. Basically 'Arry is looking for a summer clear out and as we've sold a midfielder, we are being linked to all and sundry!
Other reports say that Martin O’Neill wants Middlesbrough’s defender David Wheater. the Star and the Daily Express cover this story and suggest that there will be competition for the player from Bolton, Arsenal and West Ham. They also say that we are prepared to use Marlon Harewood as part of the deal for the 22-year-old England-U21 player.
Apparently he is rated at £8million.
The Evening Gazette says they have been told a move for Harewood is 'highly unlikely'.
Another report says we've lost the race for Ajax’s Thomas Vermaelen who will go to Arsenal instead.
We've been linked with 30-year-old Newcastle midfielder Damien Duff again. Yawn!
The Daily Mail say that Manchester United, Everton and Aston Villa all want 20-year-old Sheffield United fullback Kyle Naughton. The report claims Everton will make the first move.
Hull City apparently want Marlon Harewood and have held initial talks according to the Daily Mail.
And that, today, appears to be that for transfer gossip. Comes to something when even the rumours are boring doesn't it? This is usually the most exciting part!
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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