Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 18 2010
Sky Sports are claiming that Manchester City have bid for James Milner. See: Manchester City Bid £20m For James Milner?
The People have claimed that Villa are after ... wait for it as the link returns... Tottenham winger David Bentley.
The 25-year-old was a target for Martin O`Neill before but the player chose to return to London instead. The paper claims that Everton are also after the player who seemed to spring back into form for Spurs in the second half of the season, whilst Lennon was out injured I'd assume? They claim the fee would be around £10m (Spurs paid £15m for him)
I'd not say no but where would he play? We can only have two wingers can't we, or can he also play centrally?
Another report, this time in the Daily Star claim 'fury' from some of our senior players at the reported sell to buy policy at Villa.
Do we have a sell to buy? I don't think so, I just think we are going to offload some fringe players in order to bring in fresh bodies, a sell to buy would be where MON is forced to sell our star players. Bit different that isn't it? All clubs will offload players that are no longer in their managers plans this summer.
A Villa 'insider' is quoted as saying: 'There are a few of the players who are not happy with the way things are going at the club right now. It`ll be interesting to see how things develop over the summer.'
I do have to hold my hands up that those comments match a couple of conversations I've had in the past month but again, do we really have a sell to buy or are we just clearing out players whose move to Villa haven't worked out for whatever reason?
There is still money at this club, we had good tv showings, cup runs etc and Randy hasn't said he isn't funding us anymore, just that he is trying to run the place like a business so £30million bids for strikers etc wouldn't be appropriate.
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. Click Here
Jamie Beckford on a free from Leeds United. Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham. Click Here
David Bentley from Spurs.
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 Click Here
James Milner bid in: Click Here
James Milner to Arsenal
James Milner to Chelsea Click Here
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
Wilfred Bouma to PSV Click Here
Manager In And Out Talk:
MON to Liverpool, Slaven Bilic or Steve McClaren on Villa's radar: Click Here
Date:Tuesday May 18 2010
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