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Villa Transfer Talk & Marmite Player Linked!

Villa Transfer Talk & Marmite Player Linked!

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The Daily Mail say that Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland, linked to Villa as part of a makeweight in a James Milner deal, has now handed in a transfer request. Apparently the 23-year-old doesn't feel he is a part of Roberto Mancini's plans.

Other reports say that Manchester City are looking at Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta. Not sure if that means an end to their interest in James Milner? Surely there are only so many midfielders any one team can fit in!?

The Sun have a repeat of yesterday's rumour that Villa will try to entice West Ham midfielder Scott Parker to Villa Park if Milner leaves. The paper again claims it was £25million we turned down for Milner where other reports say it was closer to £20m. Parker has three years left on his contract and with no love lost between Villa and the Hammers new bosses (Sullivan and Gold who have said that Parker isn't for sale) this might well prove a tough one.

The Sun also claim that if Villa were able to buy Parker then Villa right-back Luke Young might move to Upton Park.

James Nursey at The Mirror says that Martin O'Neill will be watching with interest because Appy Arry at Spurs has said both Jermaine Jenas and Robbie Keane are available this summer.

How many times will Villa be linked with the Tottenham midfielder?! The link returns ever transfer window!

Just spoke with a Spurs fan Wonderkid Bale who said 'you are welcome to him, in fact please take Jenas, he is the most overrated player Spurs signed since the last one!'. I suggested Jenas appears to be a marmite player to which he replied 'no, I like marmite'. When I pushed he explained that Jenas is 'one of those players who had amazing potential but never quite fulfilled it as he is too inconsistent'.

Whether a move would re-energize him or not is the question I guess!

A report in the Mirror back in March claimed we'd bid around £9million for Keane, reports over the last week have said up to £15million which is on the expensive side for the 29-year-old, then again, it isn't my money!

Spurs meanwhile are apparently after Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy but this report says that Bellamy doesn't want to return to London.

Not transfer related but some great images of Villa in black and white, superb stuff:

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: Click Here

Stephen Ireland from Manchester City: Click Here
Or Micah Richards, Shaun Wright Phillips Nedum Onuoha

Valencia players Nikola Zigic and Miguel.

Scott Parker from West Ham for around £12million.


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
Ashley Young to Spurs for £16million + either Robbie Keane or Jermaine Jenas Click Here

Curtis Davies to look for a Villa exit.
Curtis Davies to Newcastle United. Click Here
Curtis Davies to Fulham. Click Here

Emile Heskey to Stoke 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
James Milner to Chelsea or Man City for £30m: 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
Marlon Harewood to DC United 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


Players angry about sell to buy: b>Click Here

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 25 2010
Time: 8:23AM


Scott Parker could turn out to be a ncie signing if that went ahead. Ireland is obviously one most people seem to want, including me. Not so sure about Robbie Keane, I wouldn't be paying anymore than the 9million rumoured there thats for sure! and as for Jermaine Jenas, I kind of agree with the Spurs fan. He'd be fine as back-up on the bench, but I doubt that's what he wants and I'd rather have somebody that we know will come and have a good chance of making an impact in our first team.
25/05/2010 10:24:00
Lets get in parker, miguel, zigic and try for bellamy or irelend and try to keep hold of young and milner but 1 i think will have to go due to having to sell to buy first.
I am a Villan
25/05/2010 18:47:00
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