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Aston Villa Transfer Talk - 4 Days To Go!

4 days to go.... be quite glad when it is over really, get back down to just concentrating on the football, then again, some of the rumours can be fun! Must admit I thought the gossip would be ramping up a gear but quite the reverse, they are all but gone at the moment, still hoping Villa shock us all with someone who hasn't even been linked... and no, I don't mean another Salifou!

The only stories today are really about the arrival of Stephen Warnock who according to the Daily Star will make his debut on Sunday against Fulham and claim that the player was tempted to Villa because he feels they are high on England manager Fabio Capello's viewing list. Can't argue with his logic there, that is for sure.

The Guardian say that Manchester City and Republic of Ireland international could be set to move to Villa once he has sorted out 'outstanding payments' due from City and say that stopped the player putting pen to paper.

The Daily Mail say Villa are 'feverishly' trying to tie up the deal, they claim it is an 8m deal, which is 2million more than the other papers are reporting.

The paper, much like the Guardian, say that he returned to Manchester without signing for Villa due to having to get his severance from Man City sorted after 9 years of being a player for the citizens.

Once that is sorted, he'll sign a three-year deal at Villa.

O’Neill is quoted after Dunne had a tour of Bodymoor, 'Richard likes the place. Whatever you say, leaving Manchester City is still a big thing. It’s been part of his life now for quite a considerable time.'

MON apparently also said 'broken promises' and clubs putting too high a price on their players has prevented him from replacing Martin Laursen he also appears to be saying they'd got a player lined up so he let Zat Knight go but claims he has learnt that you can't rely on any 'assurance'. Well, no, you can't... ink on paper is when a deal is done!

James Nursey at The Mirror mops up the story saying Dunne just has to sort his 'golden goodbye' and he'll move for 6m with the 29-year-old due to earn 52 000 a week playing for the mighty claret and blue.

MON told James: 'He has gone back to Manchester to try and get some things resolved up there. Man City has been part of his life now for some considerable time and you give it some thought which I understand.'

Man City fan's opinion on the likely move of Dunne: Click Here

A striker, a striker, my kingdom, for a striker! Thought we'd be a bang on certainty to get a striker this summer, hopefully we don't live to regret not doing so... IF we don't obviously... still time, tick tock!




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 29 2009

Time: 10:58AM

Your Comments

We won't sign anyone other than Dunne.
paintnothing
We won't sign anyone other than Dunne.
paintnothing
from what MON has said i can see Dunne Turner/Upson and a defour/van der vaart/Kranjcar AM type player. i have faith. since our anfield win havnt taken the jersey off!! i say dunne and 1or2 more
aussi_avfc
from what MON has said i can see Dunne Turner/Upson and a defour/van der vaart/Kranjcar AM type player. i have faith. since our anfield win havnt taken the jersey off!! i say dunne and 1or2 more
aussi_avfc
Amazing Tuncay and Huth going to Stoke for 10-11m thought they'd be ideal!
The Fear
Amazing Tuncay and Huth going to Stoke for 10-11m thought they'd be ideal!
The Fear
"I want to stay at City. I'm excited by the project here and want to be a part of that." (Richard Dunne - 12th August, 2009) Stick to your word Dunne!
StuLinney
"I want to stay at City. I'm excited by the project here and want to be a part of that." (Richard Dunne - 12th August, 2009) Stick to your word Dunne!
StuLinney
I don't agreed paintnothing. I think we may see one or two. We may also see one or two leave. Harewood etc.
Ams78
I don't agreed paintnothing. I think we may see one or two. We may also see one or two leave. Harewood etc.
Ams78
Stulinney, that was before Lescott and being told he could go. Must have been a big disappointment after being at the club 9 years.
Ams78
Stulinney, that was before Lescott and being told he could go. Must have been a big disappointment after being at the club 9 years.
Ams78
So MON has just learnt that a deal isn't done until the player actually signs? Martin you really are a cretin!
Saurat
So MON has just learnt that a deal isn't done until the player actually signs? Martin you really are a cretin!
Saurat
I have a feeling a certain Eidur Gudjonsson may be in the pipeline.
olofthegreat
I have a feeling a certain Eidur Gudjonsson may be in the pipeline.
olofthegreat
I think Harewood might pop up @ Boro & Nicky Shorey might be quickly moved on. Maybe Bannan returning to Derby (as Clough has mentioned he would be interested.) City had already put in a bid for Terry & Lescott before the Dunne statement, so he must have known, or had an idea. I think we'll get Dunne, and maybe Turner fro Hull or Collins from West Ham. Stoke are buying a few defenders, I wonder if Shawcross on the move? To Villa Park would be great!
StuLinney
I think Harewood might pop up @ Boro & Nicky Shorey might be quickly moved on. Maybe Bannan returning to Derby (as Clough has mentioned he would be interested.) City had already put in a bid for Terry & Lescott before the Dunne statement, so he must have known, or had an idea. I think we'll get Dunne, and maybe Turner fro Hull or Collins from West Ham. Stoke are buying a few defenders, I wonder if Shawcross on the move? To Villa Park would be great!
StuLinney
Says on SSN cockwatch Gudjonsson is on the verge of signing for Monaco.
Ams78
Says on SSN cockwatch Gudjonsson is on the verge of signing for Monaco.
Ams78
martin oneils prudnece has cost villa big, by not buying early, villa struggled in the europa league due to a thinn squad (sending out injured defenders, curtis davis) he should have bought players in well b4 the start of the season, by trying to save a million here and their he has cost us 30 million by not qualifying for europe(sad times). whats is the point of having a billionaire owner i ask u, he is more suited to scotish football i think. and why is a cathlic irish man so interested in english players lol(who are fringe english players anyway). we need some class foreign players in our squad. sadly i cant see us getting into europe this season we the likes of tottenham and man city. 1 last note who is going to come to villa now as their is not even the promise of europe???????????? we need a arab billionaire not an american 1 lol
snackiest
martin oneils prudnece has cost villa big, by not buying early, villa struggled in the europa league due to a thinn squad (sending out injured defenders, curtis davis) he should have bought players in well b4 the start of the season, by trying to save a million here and their he has cost us 30 million by not qualifying for europe(sad times). whats is the point of having a billionaire owner i ask u, he is more suited to scotish football i think. and why is a cathlic irish man so interested in english players lol(who are fringe english players anyway). we need some class foreign players in our squad. sadly i cant see us getting into europe this season we the likes of tottenham and man city. 1 last note who is going to come to villa now as their is not even the promise of europe???????????? we need a arab billionaire not an american 1 lol
snackiest
I still don't understand why we have paid 10-12m for Downing when we have Young, why didn't we spend 6m on Van Daar Vart ? or 12m on Defour, or 15m EURO's on Sneijder.......Why can't MON take a bloody risk on abroad players, which i hardly see as a risk.
Villa 4 Ever
I still don't understand why we have paid 10-12m for Downing when we have Young, why didn't we spend 6m on Van Daar Vart ? or 12m on Defour, or 15m EURO's on Sneijder.......Why can't MON take a bloody risk on abroad players, which i hardly see as a risk.
Villa 4 Ever
I get the impression from MON that he sees Downing as a direct replacement for Barry. Which is confusing because the last thing Downing will want to do when he's fit in Jan is play out of position & risk losing his England spot to team-mate Ashley Young. It is not going to be an ideal situation.
StuLinney
I get the impression from MON that he sees Downing as a direct replacement for Barry. Which is confusing because the last thing Downing will want to do when he's fit in Jan is play out of position & risk losing his England spot to team-mate Ashley Young. It is not going to be an ideal situation.
StuLinney
Good point stulinney... I didn't even consider that problem... Makes buying a player who is injured who plays in the same position as our star player who won't want to move inside to cover the loss of Barry as he might lose his place in the England team, look like a bit of a crazy buy... And VDV won't go for only 6m. But I think that he might consider a move to us. Doesn't seem like anyone is buying him and he won't get a game at Real, so I think he might be desperate enough to look at us as a potential step to a bigger english club...
Astriel
Good point stulinney... I didn't even consider that problem... Makes buying a player who is injured who plays in the same position as our star player who won't want to move inside to cover the loss of Barry as he might lose his place in the England team, look like a bit of a crazy buy... And VDV won't go for only 6m. But I think that he might consider a move to us. Doesn't seem like anyone is buying him and he won't get a game at Real, so I think he might be desperate enough to look at us as a potential step to a bigger english club...
Astriel
MON has already stated that he can see Downing replacing Barry in the England first XI. I think he thinks "I made you and I can break you" as far as Barry's England career. I honestly think MON thought signing Heskey in January would insure we got Owen. it's well documented that Owen loves Heskey. Now that hasn't happened we should bin Heskey off. MON obviously will not do this but we all know he's not good for our team. UTV
Adam Deuce
MON has already stated that he can see Downing replacing Barry in the England first XI. I think he thinks "I made you and I can break you" as far as Barry's England career. I honestly think MON thought signing Heskey in January would insure we got Owen. it's well documented that Owen loves Heskey. Now that hasn't happened we should bin Heskey off. MON obviously will not do this but we all know he's not good for our team. UTV
Adam Deuce
agree wtih Ams78 Dunne said that before Lescott, he didn't ask to go, Villa bid and Man City (ie their manager) have agreed to let him talk, that means he is no longer in the managers 1st choice plans, things change, nothing to do with the players word at all. David James, as I said in the other article comments, said similar when we gave him permission to talk to West Ham, he realised he wasn't wanted so had to talk options with the other club.
The Fear
agree wtih Ams78 Dunne said that before Lescott, he didn't ask to go, Villa bid and Man City (ie their manager) have agreed to let him talk, that means he is no longer in the managers 1st choice plans, things change, nothing to do with the players word at all. David James, as I said in the other article comments, said similar when we gave him permission to talk to West Ham, he realised he wasn't wanted so had to talk options with the other club.
The Fear
We will only finish in the top 5 this season if we play 451 and and have reo-coker petrov holding the midfield and van der vaart getting signed and playing as an Am/Cm personaly i think that would be very good.
p.villa
We will only finish in the top 5 this season if we play 451 and and have reo-coker petrov holding the midfield and van der vaart getting signed and playing as an Am/Cm personaly i think that would be very good.
p.villa
Giovanni continues to impress, he'd offer us something different.
26.05.82
Giovanni continues to impress, he'd offer us something different.
26.05.82
Been watching sum older footage of Dunne, & I may have been a bit rash. The guy does put in a shift & you only need to mention John Terry to know people do change. Although not totally convinced, as I think it would be better for Dunne to stay @ Man City & up his game. Hope he doesn't come with the 'I'm guaranteed a game' mentality as it won't help us, him or the Republic Of Ireland. (Still disappointed it isn't Upson, Shawcross, Turner, Wheater Cahill or even Matt Mills.) KEEP THE FAITH!
StuLinney
Been watching sum older footage of Dunne, & I may have been a bit rash. The guy does put in a shift & you only need to mention John Terry to know people do change. Although not totally convinced, as I think it would be better for Dunne to stay @ Man City & up his game. Hope he doesn't come with the 'I'm guaranteed a game' mentality as it won't help us, him or the Republic Of Ireland. (Still disappointed it isn't Upson, Shawcross, Turner, Wheater Cahill or even Matt Mills.) KEEP THE FAITH!
StuLinney
Is a ******** joke,What if city or dunne decide to pull the plug?******** about at the last minute to replace our captain who we lost ages ago with a debateable player.I am an o`neill supporter but this is a ***** up big time.
lerneravfc
Is a ******** joke,What if city or dunne decide to pull the plug?******** about at the last minute to replace our captain who we lost ages ago with a debateable player.I am an o`neill supporter but this is a ***** up big time.
lerneravfc
Where are these players??? Its the same every transfer window, this is the last time i spend all transfer window checking who villa have signed. I'm going to wait till the last 3 days next year and then start looking, but going on what is happening now i might not bother!!!
pksandell
Where are these players??? Its the same every transfer window, this is the last time i spend all transfer window checking who villa have signed. I'm going to wait till the last 3 days next year and then start looking, but going on what is happening now i might not bother!!!
pksandell
Big club, but smalltime thinking !
MASON_PARKER
Big club, but smalltime thinking !
MASON_PARKER
pksandell - I think the same after almost every window - but I can't stay away!!! It's worse than trying to give up smoking!!!!!!!!
26.05.82
pksandell - I think the same after almost every window - but I can't stay away!!! It's worse than trying to give up smoking!!!!!!!!
26.05.82
cost us 30m in Europe snackiest???? Do't think so likely revenue IF you go all the way in that new cup is about 5.5m - less costs! many clubs will lose money taking part. Criticise by all means but lets get the facts right first please.
Gordonsleftboot
cost us 30m in Europe snackiest???? Do't think so likely revenue IF you go all the way in that new cup is about 5.5m - less costs! many clubs will lose money taking part. Criticise by all means but lets get the facts right first please.
Gordonsleftboot
Another thought on Downing too - many players take 6 to 12 months to settle in. OK he is injured but at least by the time he is fit to play he should feel more settled!
Gordonsleftboot
Another thought on Downing too - many players take 6 to 12 months to settle in. OK he is injured but at least by the time he is fit to play he should feel more settled!
Gordonsleftboot
Gordonsleftboot - Good point about Downing. & I thought same about the Europa League cash. Didn't think it was anywhere near 30m but the attraction of being in it would have been a bonus. (Although it would have been a case of "Join us we are in the Europa League, but you are seen as a 1st team player, so you won't play in it.")
StuLinney
Gordonsleftboot - Good point about Downing. & I thought same about the Europa League cash. Didn't think it was anywhere near 30m but the attraction of being in it would have been a bonus. (Although it would have been a case of "Join us we are in the Europa League, but you are seen as a 1st team player, so you won't play in it.")
StuLinney
cost us 30m in Europe snackiest???? Do't think so likely revenue IF you go all the way in that new cup is about 5.5m - less costs! many clubs will lose money taking part. Criticise by all means but lets get the facts right first please. mr you should stay in ur coca cup menatlity i dont mean 30 million in revenue, was more the knock on effects of income i was refereing to( to make a club international you have to go into europe), ie ronaldo have gained 80 million for ronaldo but in my eyes that will cost them 200 million in time to come, real madrid are officially the daddies, the moral of the story is if you spend you get back, wenger is a genius but he still spends 20 million on arshavan
snackiest
cost us 30m in Europe snackiest???? Do't think so likely revenue IF you go all the way in that new cup is about 5.5m - less costs! many clubs will lose money taking part. Criticise by all means but lets get the facts right first please. mr you should stay in ur coca cup menatlity i dont mean 30 million in revenue, was more the knock on effects of income i was refereing to( to make a club international you have to go into europe), ie ronaldo have gained 80 million for ronaldo but in my eyes that will cost them 200 million in time to come, real madrid are officially the daddies, the moral of the story is if you spend you get back, wenger is a genius but he still spends 20 million on arshavan
snackiest
 

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