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Barcelona Striker Linked + Other Transfer Talk

Barcelona Striker Linked + Other Transfer Talk

After the shock of no transfer gossip yesterday... just how bad is it when all you want is the gossip, not even clinging on for an actual signing?!... we seem to have a few links and rumours doing the rounds today.

According to the Daily Mirror, Villa, Everton, Fulham and West Ham have all been alerted to the availability of 30-year-old former Chelsea and Bolton striker Eidur Gudjohnsen who has apparently been put up for sale - at the right price - by Barcelona.

How long before we get reports saying Barca want to use Eidur as a makeweight in a deal to take Ashley Young?!?

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There is a rumour on one of the gossip sites linking Arsenal, Chelsea, Villa, Juventus and Lyon to Brazilian defensive midfielder Felipe Melo who apparently has a buy out clause of 20million Euro's in his Fiorentina contract. However it has to be said that I can't see any substance, proper quotes or reasons why we are all being linked apart from the fact he's playing in the Confederation Cup!

The Daily Star claim that Villa are set to beat Everton to the signature of Sheffield United full-back Kyle Naughton. Everton had a £5million bid rejected apparently as the Blades want £7million for the England U21 player, a price the report says Martin O'Neill is prepared to pay. The report claims that David Moyes might improve his offer but a 'source' says Naughton would prefer to move to Villa.

The Daily Mail cover the same story about Naughton saying Everton and Aston Villa 'are leading the chase' for his signature.

Other reports are claiming that Wolves are set to bid £6.5million for Reading striker Kevin Doyle who Villa have been strongly linked with as far back as last summer. Whether anyone else also goes in for the player who Reading look set to cash in on remains to be seen.

21-year-old USA and Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Michael Bradley has apparently caught the eye of MON in the Confederations Cup according to a footymad article. Can't see anything that says why to be honest, but hey ho, if you want to stretch your imagination here is his wiki page: Click Here

The Mirror have a report by Alan Nixon saying that Villa are ready to bid for 29-year-old Valencia and Portugal right-back Miguel Monteiro in what they call a surprise £5million raid. Can't be that much of a surprise if the paper knows about it can it?! Spurs have also been linked but this report says Villa will beat Appy Arry to the signature.

The Mirror also says O'Neill plans more signings with the money from Gareth Barry's sale plus other funds.

Another little sniff and I do mean a little sniff comes in the Metro Sport who say Villa will be on alert if Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy becomes available if City go through with the purchase of Manchester United's Carlos Tevez. Shame it isn't us being linked with the big signing not the often injured cast off really?



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 23 2009
Time: 11:08AM

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not sure whether they are good or bad links to be honest, Eidor was a great player but at 30 is he still a good one? Not sure he was ever prolific with his scoring?
the fear
23/06/2009 11:10:00
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not sure whether they are good or bad links to be honest, Eidor was a great player but at 30 is he still a good one? Not sure he was ever prolific with his scoring?
the fear
23/06/2009 11:10:00
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I'd rather Owen any day. Dudjonsen never looked that good to me.
PTP
23/06/2009 11:16:00
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I'd rather Owen any day. Dudjonsen never looked that good to me.
PTP
23/06/2009 11:16:00
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Oh and that was an actual mistake not me trying to be clever dick switching letters
PTP
23/06/2009 11:17:00
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Oh and that was an actual mistake not me trying to be clever dick switching letters
PTP
23/06/2009 11:17:00
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With our history of strikers - they'd both slot in !!! Do you think Barca would consider swapping for Heskey instead ?
Mat777
23/06/2009 11:18:00
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With our history of strikers - they'd both slot in !!! Do you think Barca would consider swapping for Heskey instead ?
Mat777
23/06/2009 11:18:00
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I think gudjonsen is quality,He was never about pace anyway so his age doesn`t really matter.However this link is bollocks he won`t be coming here.Owen on the other hand is realistic and would be great for a few seasons.
lerneravfc
23/06/2009 11:22:00
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I think gudjonsen is quality,He was never about pace anyway so his age doesn`t really matter.However this link is bollocks he won`t be coming here.Owen on the other hand is realistic and would be great for a few seasons.
lerneravfc
23/06/2009 11:22:00
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