Tuesday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk!
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?!?!
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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.
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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.