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Friday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk

The Bolton News say that, with press talk hotting up over Villa's move for Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin that Bolton manager Garry Megson might be able to push through his targetted transfer of Zat Knight.

Personally I don't believe this, how can we build a squad if we continue with a one-in one-out policy? Exactly, we can't. I don't see, especially as we don't need the money surely, why we'd even be tempted to sell Zat who at worst is a good squad player and at best, on his day, a useful central defender for us.

The Sun have the story about Sylvain Distin again, this time saying for around £2million with the 31-year-old taking a pay cut from his £50 000 a week Pompey wages.

The Daily Star repeat the link to '£5m-rated' Villa midfielder Craig Gardner who they claim is wanted by Birmingham City. I'm sure MON has already said the England U21 player is still in his plans?

Mercury and Mail are both saying that Villa are considering the free transfer of 22-year-old Man City keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

That is about it for 'links' but here area few who have been linked and might be off elsewhere?!

LA Galaxy and England midfielder David Beckham has, it is reported in various papers, said he'd only return to the Premiership if it was to Manchester United. So no return to the Premiership for Becks then.

Man City are apparently going to test Everton's resolve and bid £15million for defender Joleon Lescott.

The Sun say Fulham will bid £12m for Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch also linked to Villa and more strongly to Sunderland.

Sheffield United full back Kyle Naughton could be on his way to Spurs alongside fellow Blade Kyle Walker according to the Independent who claim that Everton are also interested.

The Times repeat the link to Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph but this time more strongly to Tottenham with a reported interest also from Fulham. I believe this is a player that Villa are interested in, time will tell.

The Daily Star say that Arsenal are now after Fulham defender Brede Hangeland and would use Philippe Senderos as part of a deal. Both defenders have been linked to Villa at various times!

Nothing to do with anything but this snippet made me laugh in the Mirror...! Oasis's Noel Gallagher apparently doesn't want Manchester City to get Chelsea captain John Terry because he has 'funny eyes and he's a cry baby' LOL. Pot and kettle?!?!?



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 17 2009
Time: 10:20AM

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Yeah the Noel Gallagher stuff made me laugh too. Reckon Distin will be announced by Monday next week, its a dead cert.
young_jonah
17/07/2009 11:58:00
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Yeah the Noel Gallagher stuff made me laugh too. Reckon Distin will be announced by Monday next week, its a dead cert.
young_jonah
17/07/2009 11:58:00
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all gone quiet again how strange thought it would all go crazy and wee would have signings galore for a few days. How can you be sure distan is a cert is that just opinion? good to hear no naughton deal has been done yet hopefully we can get in there maybe take the other kyle also good young cover for either side of defense, surely next week and over this weekend there will be more arrivals to get them in for the trip to spain for the peace cup. i think we need 5 CB for a season and we only have 3 at present so i wouldn't bet agains us signing distan and 1 more aswell
clarkamus
17/07/2009 12:10:00
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all gone quiet again how strange thought it would all go crazy and wee would have signings galore for a few days. How can you be sure distan is a cert is that just opinion? good to hear no naughton deal has been done yet hopefully we can get in there maybe take the other kyle also good young cover for either side of defense, surely next week and over this weekend there will be more arrivals to get them in for the trip to spain for the peace cup. i think we need 5 CB for a season and we only have 3 at present so i wouldn't bet agains us signing distan and 1 more aswell
clarkamus
17/07/2009 12:10:00
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Wong about Beckham - he said that he had previosuly said that the only club he would play for in England was Manchester Unted. If it;s been edited that all you'd see. But now he's saying he would have to consider it - was on Sky this week, the full interview.
Matt_Us
17/07/2009 12:12:00
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Wong about Beckham - he said that he had previosuly said that the only club he would play for in England was Manchester Unted. If it;s been edited that all you'd see. But now he's saying he would have to consider it - was on Sky this week, the full interview.
Matt_Us
17/07/2009 12:12:00
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WRONG? ME? How very dare you, what a ridiculous suggestion..! lol Yeah, only saw the edit on the bbc gossip page, so that was a REAL bad edit by them then, if he said no such thing!
The Fear
17/07/2009 12:36:00
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WRONG? ME? How very dare you, what a ridiculous suggestion..! lol Yeah, only saw the edit on the bbc gossip page, so that was a REAL bad edit by them then, if he said no such thing!
The Fear
17/07/2009 12:36:00
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for that error Mr Fear , one should go and stand in the naughty corner till our next signing arrives"lol" (see you on the 31st august)
CoE82
17/07/2009 18:11:00
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for that error Mr Fear , one should go and stand in the naughty corner till our next signing arrives"lol" (see you on the 31st august)
CoE82
17/07/2009 18:11:00
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