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One report I really don't like suggests that James Milner is now a target for obscene money bags Manchester City.

He has already been linked with Manchester United, now reports reckon the England International is on City's radar also. The report says that Milner (who is set for contract talks with Villa this summer to extend the 2 years left on his contract) could double his £45 000 wages and that Villa would demand around double the £12million we paid Newcastle United.

Treble it would sound more reasonable?!

According to the Daily Mail, Villa are amongst a host of clubs interesting in signing Wigan's Austria international midfielder Paul Scharner. They say that Scharner has shelved contract talks and wants out. He said: 'Fulham, Everton, Aston Villa and Sunderland are interested in signing me, which would even guarantee me a spot in Europe. So there is no reason to stay here.'

Not convinced, this is an old link isn't it? We might have been interested but does he know for sure we still are?!?!

Wiki: Click Here

Another link is apparently Chelsea's Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic. Again, not convinced the 26-year-old would be available and if he was, do we need more defenders? Then again this one is versatile according to wiki, can play across the back and as a defensive midfielder.

Wiki: Click Here

Milan and Real Madrid are also linked in this report. His agent says it is unlikely the player will move. Ok, stand down folks, another paper filler, nothing to see here!

'Ivanovic still has two years of contract and has no intention of leaving London.'

Craig Bellamy apparently wants out of Manchester City due to a strained relationship with Roberto Mancini. How many days before Villa are linked with him do you think!? Spurs have already been linked.

The Daily Mail have a snippet about Villa bound (???) on loan from Spurs Celtic striker Robbie Keane has 13 goals in 15 games in the SPL making him their player of the year even though he only turned up in February for the Scottish giants.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday April 20 2010
Time: 8:47AM


Spot on VOTH. Keane at Liverpool could last 90 minutes and didn't at Spurs either during is spell there before joining Liverpool. Why do we need an ageing stop gap? Milner to leave? Seems to me that will only happen if Villa want it too - 2 years left and all that. Anyone would think we are approaching window opening time again and people are making up stories. What? Oh we are. Scharner? Last year's news. Come on journos - at least use some invention in the stories please,
20/04/2010 10:37:00
Ivanovic? Good player, but we have two Right Backs who MON won't play as it is, we hardly need another one unless Beye is sold to make way. Milner to Citeh? Not another GB saga, please. We need to build the team around him not take it apart. Milner is only getting going. We need a pen box poacher like Keane, but maybe not Keane. Eduardo is a good shout, mat777, imagine him scoring a winner at the sty after what happened to him.
20/04/2010 11:50:00
Huge OR big would do, VoTH. Huge AND big is probably more than we could hope for. All joking aside, I agree with you about the kind of players we are most likely to get. The trouble is MoN's hit rate isn't all that good. And when he takes against someone, the money seems to be completely wasted, as they never get played.
20/04/2010 13:50:00
As far as Eduardo goes, i'm not sure he would agree to play for a club like villa nor does he seem like a MON player. Plus does he really seem a fit as gabby's partner?
20/04/2010 15:40:00
I do mostly agree with your comments VOTH and I too agree Keane is not a player for the future, but you do contradict yourself slightly by saying we shouldn't expect big names as we're not in a position to compete with Europe's elite, but also that you dispair when fans set their sights so low on players like Keane. In reality because of your first point, it is players like Keane that we will be chasing, and perhaps that is no bad thing. If we get one good season out of him before he falls to bits and it gets us to a Champions league spot, our buying potential increases dramatically and we can attract some big(ger) names.
21/04/2010 02:45:00
thats it then. Keane to Villa, Belamy to Spurs! *simples*
21/04/2010 15:01:00
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