Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 16 2010
Not that many links today or yesterday. Thing is, the players and managers go on holiday now. Also, most players contracts don't run out until the end of June as we know, so it isn't always an instant thing to start buying.
Yesterday, I think it was The Sun, linked us with Fulham and ever so nearly if not for injury England striker Bobby Zamora. The report said that both Villa and Everton were after the striker and a price of around £8million was mentioned.
Interesting that we are now being linked WITH a Fulham player after so many of ours have been linked to Fulham. Nicky Shorey, Luke Young, Curtis Davies, John Carew and Steve Sidwell have all been linked to the London club. So maybe some sort of swap deal will ensue?
Bobby Zamora profile on the Fulham official site: Click Here
2008/2009 he played 35 times in the league with two goals, FA Cup 2 goals, total 4 (just in case you can't do the maths!)
2009/2010 he played 27 times in the league with 8 goals, FA Cup 3 goals, Europe 6 goals.
Big improvement on the season before but .... ? Not that great a record is it? He is 29, so this is probably him just at his peak or just reaching it?
I thought this link would crop up. The Express claim that Villa have joined 'the chase' (no venue has been given for this race as yet) with Everton to sign 26-year-old Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford who sadly for the Elland Road outfit is available for a free this summer.
Beckfords profile on the Leeds official site: Click Here
There are certainly goals in this chap, albeit at a lower level. This season he made 38 appearances in the league scoring 25 goals + 5 FA Cup goals.
A report in The Mirror the other day suggested that Nicky Shorey can join Fulham for a pre-agreed (at the time of his loan) £2million fee. I'm not sure if this is true or not as I'm sure MON had some quotes recently saying the player did have a place back at Villa.
So far we have:
Nigel Hokey-Cokey to see out his contract: Click Here
Villa will bid for £2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews. Click Here
Robbie Keane: Click Here
Robbie Keane several more times including: Click Here
Veteran Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt.
Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.
Paul Scharner from Wigan. Click Here
Chelsea's Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for £12million Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for around £10million, not sure why the price reduction! Click Here
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant Click Here
Stephen Ireland from Manchester City (+ possible swap for Milner) Click Here
Kevin Doyle from Wolves. Click Here
Aiden McGeady from Celtic Click Here
Alexander Hleb from Barcelona: Click Here
£5million rated 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven right-back Stanislav Manolev.
£10million rated Sporting Gijon left back Roberto Canella Click Here
£15million rated 24-year-old Porto striker Radamel Falcao Click Here
Liverpool's attacking midfielder Yossi Benayoun. Click Here
Jermaine Jenas from Spurs
Bobby Zamora linked to Villa and Everton with a £8million price tag.
Jamie Beckford on a free from Leeds United.
Ashley Young to Manchester City. Click Here
Ashley Young to Manchester United for £22million
Ashley Young at the centre of £22m transfer battle as Spanish superpower Barcelona joins Real Madrid in race for Aston Villa star. Forum thread: Click Here
Ashley Young to Barcelona for £25million
Curtis Davies to look for a Villa exit.
Curtis Davies to Newcastle United. Click Here
Curtis Davies to Fulham. Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around £22million Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to Manchester City for around £45million. Click Here
Habib Beye outward.
James Milner to Man Utd
James Milner to Man City
James Milner to Arsenal
John Carew to Fulham for £3.5m Click Here
Luke Young wanting to go back to London.
Luke Young to West Ham Click Here
Marlon Harewood Click Here
Nigel Reo-Coker wanted by Stoke and Blackburn Rovers Click Here
Nicky Shorey to Fulham Click Here
Steve Sidwell to Fulham or possibly West Ham. Click Here
Wilfred Bouma as the club have confirmed he is free to talk to other interested parties and can move on a free: Click Here
Manager In And Out Talk:
MON to Liverpool, Slaven Bilic or Steve McClaren on Villa's radar: Click Here
Date:Sunday May 16 2010
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