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Sunday's Aston Villa Press Talk

Ok, lets keep this brief, all talk and no action makes for a very full transfer window!

According to the Sunday Express Manchester City and Everton are now interested in supposed Villa target - Spurs David Bentley. The report says they are willing to pay £9m for him. Villa were again linked yesterday: Saturday's Press Talk - Click Here

Another said to be on our radar is now - according to the Mail on Sunday - being chased by Arsenal. Non other than Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart who might be set for a £6m move. His agent was quoted the other day that if Real Madrid won't use him, they need to let him leave on a free! Don't think it works like that, just ask Marlon Harewood, Villa's No9 who gets nowhere near the bench let alone the first team!

The link Friday was to Manchester City defender Richard Dunne: (Click Here) but the 29-year-old says despite the speculation, he has a 3-year contract and City and intends to stay. He told the Daily Star 'Nothing has been said to me about leaving the club,' adding that he is happy and the times are good at City. 'I've heard that Aston Villa, Spurs, Sunderland, Arsenal and Stoke are all interested in me and that is very flattering, but I'll continue to do my best for the club until I'm told otherwise.'

The Mail On Sunday return to the link to Blackburn defender Stephen Warncok and say we are 'weighing up' a £7million bid. Reports the other day suggested we'd had a £4m bid rejected but I think that was press talk, I don't think we'd have been daft enough to insult Blackburn going in that low?

The report claims that Randy might insist on fringe players like Nicky Shorey, Nigel Reo-Coker and Luke Young sold before any moves are made. Unless we are in financial trouble - and I don't believe we are in financial trouble at all - there is no way he'd be forcing the manager to make sales, that said having seen how angry Hokey-Cokey was yesterday about being on the bench and a kid being preferred over him when subs were made, I'd not be shocked if the talk of him being unhappy and wanting out are true.

The News of the World say that Fulham will offer Brede Hangeland improved terms (they claim £50,000 a week) to try to get him to sign an extended deal. Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa have all been linked.

Personally I think we should sell more players before getting in adequate replacements, seemed to work well yesterday (unhappy / angry emoticon)


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday August 16 2009
Time: 10:18AM

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Dunne looked like a liability yesterday for Man City.
DO'L
16/08/2009 10:34:00
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Dunne looked like a liability yesterday for Man City.
DO'L
16/08/2009 10:34:00
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I feel sorry for hokey-cokey. Hasn't really had a bad game for us. Solid and consistent no matter where O'neil has stuck him. I'll be very annoyed if he leaves. On the subject of being in financial trouble, thats complete bull... We have a very rigid wage structure, so its not wages that are killing us. We historically have been the only side in the premier league that has balanced their books on transfers... So if we are struggling for money I would love to know why!
Astriel
16/08/2009 10:39:00
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I'm scared.
Mancuni-villa
16/08/2009 10:39:00
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I feel sorry for hokey-cokey. Hasn't really had a bad game for us. Solid and consistent no matter where O'neil has stuck him. I'll be very annoyed if he leaves. On the subject of being in financial trouble, thats complete bull... We have a very rigid wage structure, so its not wages that are killing us. We historically have been the only side in the premier league that has balanced their books on transfers... So if we are struggling for money I would love to know why!
Astriel
16/08/2009 10:39:00
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I'm scared.
Mancuni-villa
16/08/2009 10:39:00
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I agree, let's sell Carew, Petrov and Young before signing Muzzy Izzet, Steve Guppy and Emile Heskey. Oh, sorry, forgot we'd already signed the last one. On the subject of NRC, personally I couldn't care less if he left. Let's be honest, he's a donkey! Can't pass to save his life. When he gets the ball, if there's nobody within 10 yards of him he panics. All he can do is tackle, and that usually results in a booking. That's why Delph started, because NRC is $h!te and MON knows it.
tebor1978
16/08/2009 10:42:00
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I agree, let's sell Carew, Petrov and Young before signing Muzzy Izzet, Steve Guppy and Emile Heskey. Oh, sorry, forgot we'd already signed the last one. On the subject of NRC, personally I couldn't care less if he left. Let's be honest, he's a donkey! Can't pass to save his life. When he gets the ball, if there's nobody within 10 yards of him he panics. All he can do is tackle, and that usually results in a booking. That's why Delph started, because NRC is $h!te and MON knows it.
tebor1978
16/08/2009 10:42:00
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How come we spend basically 20m on two players, a spanish player who doesn't even play for his country and a young English championship player... Yet we don't pay 15m for one of the best defenders in the premiership (Hangeland). We also desperately need Van Daar Vart, place 10m on him and give him the wages required to sign up straight away, then we have two excellent players and probably a step up from injured Laursen and Slow non creative Barry, two players who will surely change our fortunes for the better.
Villa 4 Ever
16/08/2009 10:48:00
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How come we spend basically 20m on two players, a spanish player who doesn't even play for his country and a young English championship player... Yet we don't pay 15m for one of the best defenders in the premiership (Hangeland). We also desperately need Van Daar Vart, place 10m on him and give him the wages required to sign up straight away, then we have two excellent players and probably a step up from injured Laursen and Slow non creative Barry, two players who will surely change our fortunes for the better.
Villa 4 Ever
16/08/2009 10:48:00
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