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Another Real Madrid Star Linked + Other Press Talk

Been a few days since I have been able to do a transfer round up, not because I'm lazy, just there hasn't been enough about and unlike some reports, I don't just make them up! :o)

Aidan Magee of the News of the World , I'm sorry kind sir, but you are talking total pants! His report today says Spurs are ready to make a 'new' bid for England and Villa winger Ashley Young. A new bid? There hasn't been a bid as far as I can make out and if there was, you would certainly expect them not to make a joke of themselves by bidding just 21million for the 24-year-old former Watford man.

Full details: TOTAL PANTS - Ashley Young Is Going Nowhere!!

The News of the World also claim, having put 2+2 together with MON at the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United match the other night, that we are set to bid around 7m for England U21 defender David Wheater. Another that might be tough to prize away from the Riverside with the club desperate to hold onto him.

The Mail on Sunday meanwhile say Villa are set to 'swoop' for Wheater but they claim the price will be 8million. Well, what is 1m amongst friends eh?

The Mail On Sunday say that West Ham will have to sell England defender Matthew Upson in order to 'ward off creditors'. The paper claim the player would cost around 10m. Everton, Villa and Manchester City have been linked in previous months.

Are reports linking us with Wesley Sneijder wide of the mark? Well according to the Mail On Sunday it is another Real Madrid midfielder we are after, namely Rafael van der Vaart. I approve of this one as it is a bit easier for me to spell than Sneijder! Apparently the same trio as always seem to be linked to the players we 'want' Tottenham, Manchester City and Everton are also interested but we lead the chase.



Oh go on then, he'll do! :o)

His official site: Click Here (16/06/2009 he says he isn't considering a move from Real Madrid!)
Wiki on him: Click Here

The Sunday Express claim that Manchester City captain Richard Dunne is set to move to Villa for 5million. Villa are in the market for defenders, are Man City in the market for sales?!

The Sunday Express say that Villa, Everton, Liverpool and West Ham are all interested in Marseille’s 24-year-old playmaker Mathieu Valbuena. The report quotes him as wanting to move to an ambitious club and his agent says his client is interested in the Premier League. His agent warned (?) "Mathieu is a player that needs to be motivated to give his best." So the wages for a job aren't motivation enough? Have to be for the rest of us don't they?


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 9 2009

Time: 10:39AM

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So which is better then, van der Vaart or Sneijder? Hey, sod it, we'll take both eh?!
The Fear
So which is better then, van der Vaart or Sneijder? Hey, sod it, we'll take both eh?!
The Fear
I meant who is better by the way!
The Fear
I meant who is better by the way!
The Fear
sneijder has to be better for me but vdv seems like he could do a job but on a personal level apparently sneijder is very football driven and loyal where as vdv is abit of a big head
clarkamus
sneijder has to be better for me but vdv seems like he could do a job but on a personal level apparently sneijder is very football driven and loyal where as vdv is abit of a big head
clarkamus
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The Fear
I'd go for Sneijder...BUT I was out with some guys from Madrid last night and they said that Sneijder has turned into a total booze hound in the past season. Apparently he's always out chasing the ladies and drinking with Sergio Ramos.
olofthegreat
I'd go for Sneijder...BUT I was out with some guys from Madrid last night and they said that Sneijder has turned into a total booze hound in the past season. Apparently he's always out chasing the ladies and drinking with Sergio Ramos.
olofthegreat
Van der Vaart, Wagner Love and Dunne. That'll do me. I was going to say Hangeland, but let's keep it real, eh? Or should that be Real?
Saurat
Van der Vaart, Wagner Love and Dunne. That'll do me. I was going to say Hangeland, but let's keep it real, eh? Or should that be Real?
Saurat
Hmm I like Van daar vart, I JUST WANT SOMEONE OF THAT CLASS !!! Sneijder is just as good, but when i watch Van Daar Vart and the pure desire to get past players from anywhere and, he does it !! I want a big signing to say hey we are here and we aren't going to be pushed aside.
Villa 4 Ever
Hmm I like Van daar vart, I JUST WANT SOMEONE OF THAT CLASS !!! Sneijder is just as good, but when i watch Van Daar Vart and the pure desire to get past players from anywhere and, he does it !! I want a big signing to say hey we are here and we aren't going to be pushed aside.
Villa 4 Ever
van der Vaart and Sneijder please :)
ExpatVillaShirt
van der Vaart and Sneijder please :)
ExpatVillaShirt
iv said for the last 3 years we should go for Van Der Vaart but when he went to Real M last year their is no way he will come to us, i think Dunne will be a good signing but i cant see Citeh letting him go
Astonian Villan
iv said for the last 3 years we should go for Van Der Vaart but when he went to Real M last year their is no way he will come to us, i think Dunne will be a good signing but i cant see Citeh letting him go
Astonian Villan
Either Huntelaar or Sneijder would be nice. Wheater would be even better. Villa need a decent center back and a natural leader. Wheater could be both. It's seems other people are also tiring of 'appy 'Arry and his scattergun/market trader/car lot/Del boy approach to the transfer market. Spurs are a grand old club, and 'Arry is a great manager for a cup run, relegation dogfight, or guaranteed mid-table finish. He isn't, however, a top four/Champions League manager. MON, for all his faults, is. Watch the two Kyle's vanish, into journeyman oblivion, at White Hart Lane.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Either Huntelaar or Sneijder would be nice. Wheater would be even better. Villa need a decent center back and a natural leader. Wheater could be both. It's seems other people are also tiring of 'appy 'Arry and his scattergun/market trader/car lot/Del boy approach to the transfer market. Spurs are a grand old club, and 'Arry is a great manager for a cup run, relegation dogfight, or guaranteed mid-table finish. He isn't, however, a top four/Champions League manager. MON, for all his faults, is. Watch the two Kyle's vanish, into journeyman oblivion, at White Hart Lane.
VillaWillRiseAgain
That should have been Van der Vaart not Huntelaar. Huntelaar is at Milan.
VillaWillRiseAgain
That should have been Van der Vaart not Huntelaar. Huntelaar is at Milan.
VillaWillRiseAgain
VDV, Sneijder, defour any of them would complete our midfield with VDV probably the cheapest of the 3 and if we could get 1 of them i would be more than happy i thin R.Dunne and Distan would shore up our back line plus they have already played together at man city and then throw tuncay in aswell and we will be sorted
clarkamus
VDV, Sneijder, defour any of them would complete our midfield with VDV probably the cheapest of the 3 and if we could get 1 of them i would be more than happy i thin R.Dunne and Distan would shore up our back line plus they have already played together at man city and then throw tuncay in aswell and we will be sorted
clarkamus
did you see tuncay play against sheff utd? he was worst player on the pitch
Astonian Villan
did you see tuncay play against sheff utd? he was worst player on the pitch
Astonian Villan
Tuncay didn't play, he has tonsilitis?!?
The Fear
Tuncay didn't play, he has tonsilitis?!?
The Fear
Dunne would be a good player, currently Man Cities captain, They take our captain away lets take theirs, we need another leader type at the back, not convinced Cueller or Davies has the sort of leadership to keep the backline tight, it seems its always left down to Friedel to since Laursen has gone.
Villa 4 Ever
Dunne would be a good player, currently Man Cities captain, They take our captain away lets take theirs, we need another leader type at the back, not convinced Cueller or Davies has the sort of leadership to keep the backline tight, it seems its always left down to Friedel to since Laursen has gone.
Villa 4 Ever
If MON can deliver VDV and Sneijder I'll take back some (not all, I'm not a total hypocrit) of what I've said and bow down saying all hail MON. However, I'll not be buying in any back linament in anticipation
villan of the north
If MON can deliver VDV and Sneijder I'll take back some (not all, I'm not a total hypocrit) of what I've said and bow down saying all hail MON. However, I'll not be buying in any back linament in anticipation
villan of the north
been bangin on about dunne for ages. commanding defender with a wealth of pl experience. I think he'd love to play for MON. But he'll only leave if city find a replacement.
azton villain
been bangin on about dunne for ages. commanding defender with a wealth of pl experience. I think he'd love to play for MON. But he'll only leave if city find a replacement.
azton villain
I reckon he wants Distin big time, but Sunderland are prepared to pay 5m and O'Neill thinks thats overpriced so is looking at Wheater. Dunne is a good shout as he is a captain and natural leader - we will need that at the back certainly! Especially when Friedel is not playing to control the back four. I think we will get two of them with Wheater and Dunne (once City get Lescott/Upson) most likely.
deano.avfc
I reckon he wants Distin big time, but Sunderland are prepared to pay 5m and O'Neill thinks thats overpriced so is looking at Wheater. Dunne is a good shout as he is a captain and natural leader - we will need that at the back certainly! Especially when Friedel is not playing to control the back four. I think we will get two of them with Wheater and Dunne (once City get Lescott/Upson) most likely.
deano.avfc
 

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