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Milner To Stay? Bellamy Available? Transfer Gossip

Understandly perhaps, not that much going on transfer gossip wise. What a strange transfer window (for most clubs) seems to be sod all happening. Bet it will all happen on the last day of the window!

Anyway, apparently, Manchester City are looking at a 25m Euro bid for Bordeaux's France international midfielder Yoann Gourcuff. End of their interest in James Milner now do you think?

Stiliyan Petrov hopes that Milner will stay. He told the Birmingham Mail Click Here The Villa captain said 'He deserves the standing ovation because you don`t see many more honest players in the world coming out and playing like that with such heart. He was flattered and when you play for a team, you make the fans happy and you see the fans are behind you it makes it harder to leave. After that he may even decide to stay, you never know.'

He also says that Milner isn't that bothered by the speculation and explained 'When you are a good player and teams want to pay 20 million, 30 million for you then you can do nothing about it. He is giving everything for the club like he always does. He`s a great pro and people should learn from him.'

The rumours still suggest the move is being held up by Stephen Ireland over his pay off and it appears Villa will not take a cash only deal for Milner. Just adds to the argument that Villa ARE NOT A SELLING CLUB despite the ignorant reporters like Oliver Hoult saying the opposite. The Sky Sunday Supplement (Sky Sports on a Sunday morning was so biased and pro-MON anti Villa it was an embarrassment this weekend)

Randy isn't happy with Man City, that is for sure! Click Here

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Craig Bellamy appears to be available. Would you?

Bit of a berk but he knows where the goal is?



Alexander Hleb from Barcelona: Click Here

23-year-old Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado

Villa will bid for 2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews. Click Here
Right-back Adam Matthews from Cardiff City for 2million. Click Here

Chelsea's Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic Click Here

Bobby Zamora linked to Villa and Everton with a 8million price tag. 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
Carlton Cole from West Ham. Click Here

Cho Yong-hyung, (26 yr old South Korean international) Click Here

David Bentley from Spurs: Click Here
David Bentley from Spurs for around 8million: Click Here

Evaldo from Sporting Braga. Click Here

Fabio Aurelio on a free from Liverpool: Click Here

Ajax's 22-year-old right-back Gregory van der Wiel. Click Here

Wigan's 10million rated striker Hugo Rodallega. Click Here

Jermaine Jenas from Spurs
Double bid for Jenas and Bentley: Click Here
Jermaine Jenas to turn down a move to Villa? Click Here

19-year-old centre-back Jonathan Mensah Click Here

Klass-Jan Huntelaar Click Here
Another to AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Click Here

Kevin Doyle from Wolves. Click Here

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant Click Here

Manchester City's 5million rated defender Nedum Onuoha.

Anderlecht midfielder Mbark Boussoufa Click Here
Mbark Boussoufa to replace Milner Click Here

Veteran Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt.

Marseille playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa for around 12million Click Here

Valenicia player Miguel

27-year-old Cameroon international midfielder Modeste M'Bami who is available on a free. Click Here

Mikel Arteta although the report does state he'll remain loyal to Everton and sign a new contract with them.

Nigel Hokey-Cokey to see out his contract: Click Here

Paul Scharner from Wigan. Click Here
Another to Paul Scharner on a free: Click Here

24-year-old South Korea and Monaco striker Park Chu-young Click Here

Robbie Keane: Click Here
Robbie Keane several more times including: Click Here
Robbie Keane in exchange for Gabby Agbonlahor lol Click Here
Robbie Keane again linked: Click Here
Robbie Keane talk hotting up as we get permission (?) to talk to him? Click Here

10million rated Sporting Gijon left back Roberto Canella Click Here

15million rated 24-year-old Porto striker Radamel Falcao Click Here

5million rated 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven right-back Stanislav Manolev.

Scott Parker from West Ham if we sell Milner
Scott Parker from West Ham for around 12million.

Stephen Ireland from Manchester City (+ possible swap for Milner) Click Here
Stephen Ireland from Manchester City: Click Here
Or Micah Richards, Shaun Wright Phillips Nedum Onuoha
Stephen Ireland linked again: Click Here
Ireland for Milner Click Here

Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.

Everton and South Africa international Steven Pienaar Click Here

Newcastle's 5million rated defender Steven Taylor. Click Here

Switzerland International and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta for around 4m. Click Here

Liverpool's attacking midfielder Yossi Benayoun. Click Here
Yossi Benayoun with a 10m price tag on his head: Click Here Wrong, went to Chelsea

Jamie Beckford on a free from Leeds United. Click Here Wrong... he moved to Everton

Fiorentina keeper Sebastien Frey. Rubbished by the players agent: Click Here

Martin Petrov on a free (released from Manchester City) Wrong, went to Bolton

Valencia player Nikola Zigic Wrong, he went to Blues and Villa denied any interest in him or any last minute bid to get him

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic he went to Wolfsburg.

Eduardo from Arsenal if they buy Joe Cole. . Wrong. Went to Shakhtar Donetsk

Aiden McGeady from Celtic Click Here
Another link to Aiden McGeady: Click Here
Aiden McGeady with Emile Heskey going to Celtic: Click Here
Aiden McGeady with Nicky Shorey going to Celtic as part of the deal Click Here
All wrong, he went to Spartak Moscow


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
Curtis Davies to Liverpool for 5m Click Here
Curtis Davies to Spurs for 7m Click Here

Emile Heskey to Stoke Click Here
Emile Heskey to Celtic: Click Here

Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around 22million Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to Manchester City for around 45million. Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor to Spurs for around 22million Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor in a swap for Robbie Keane ! Click Here

Habib Beye outward.

John Carew to Bestikas Click Here

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
More on Milner: Click Here
Milner deal on and Ireland coming the other way: Click Here

John Carew to Fulham for 3.5m Click Here
John Carew to Fiorentina, Sampdoria or Fenerbahce Click Here

Luke Young wanting to go back to London.
Luke Young to West Ham Click Here
Another to West Ham, this time for 4million Click Here
Luke Young to Sunderland for 3million: Click Here
Luke Young to Liverpool for 2.5m 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
Nicky Shorey to Nottingham Forest: Click Here
Another for Nicky Shorey to Forest: Click Here
Nicky Shorey to Celtic Click Here
Nicky Shorey to WBA Click Here

Stiliyan Petrov to Liverpool for 7m Click Here

Steve Sidwell to Fulham or possibly West Ham. Click Here
Steve Sidwell to West Ham as his interest in Fulham has cooled following the departure of Hodgson
Steve Sidwell to Fulham for 3million: Click Here
Steve Sidwell to Fulham for 2m now they have Jol as manager: 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

Andy Marshall released: Click Here

Manager In And Out Talk:

MON to Liverpool, Slaven Bilic or Steve McClaren on Villa's radar: WRONG.. Roy Hodgson took the job. Click Here


Players angry about sell to buy: b>Click Here

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 16 2010

Time: 11:55AM

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Wouldn't surprise me if he stayed!
Vanilla Ice
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16/08/2010 11:57:00

why not offer milly a nice big contract when they have bought Grucuff or however its spent and get ireland over
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16/08/2010 11:58:00

Interestingly you mised out one piece of gossip, that Villa have formally approached Ajax for Jol.
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16/08/2010 11:59:00

where is the formal to Ajax d8ost?
The Fear
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16/08/2010 12:01:00

It's funny how things change, a few weeks ago i wanted Milner to go for the money we were being offered (with Ireland in the deal) and i thought MON was a god. I can't believe how much my view on both of those has changed. Milner was great last tear in a midfield that was bypassed most of the time. After watching him on the weekend i really don't want him to go and i really think he is going to step up to a new level this year, especially with the new style we are playing now
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16/08/2010 12:25:00

Oliver Holt, like the vast majority of the fleet-street, has a long track-record of being a pillock. Anyone who took what he had to sya seriously would be a mug. There are three reasons I can think of as to why Milner would stay. First, he's changed his mind about where the club is heading. Second, Ireland doesn't get satisfaction from City. Third, City decide to move on to someone else. I still expect Milner to go, but I'm not as sure as I was. On the nature of the deal, I'd be extremely surprised, if not downright amazed, if we weren't willing to accept a cash-only deal - provided it was big enough. If we really wanted Ireland we could always go back in for him at a later date - and perhaps sign him at a lower price. Failing that, we could look at countless other options.
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16/08/2010 12:31:00

Would love Milner to stay his performance on Saturday was possibly the best I have seen him in a Villa shirt. However think it is too far down the line and would take an awful lot of back tracking from all concerned. As for Holt and the rest of his so called profession he is just an ar**, they keep on how Villa are a selling club and we have sold our best players well who exactly???
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16/08/2010 13:08:00

Just sums up the national press' unfounded bias towards MON. Don't get me wrong, I'd bought into it, he's a lovable chap (his dithering interviews are hilarious), but 4 years down the line and a desertion later, I'll be honest, I think the mans a bit of a t**t that appears to be losing his marbles.
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16/08/2010 13:32:00
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16/08/2010 13:45:00

I'm open minded about Milner, he's a good player, a hard worker and after Saturday I agree we'd miss his battling displays. But on the other hand, he's not worth 25m - 30m so it is a good deal. Either way I'll be happy but I'd just prefer it to go away now, sort it out Lerner!!
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16/08/2010 14:00:00

interesting link tristan. Not heard of them before. Not sure I'd fully trust that but interesting nevertheless!
The Fear
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16/08/2010 14:07:00

Glad it was'nt just me who almost threw the tv out the window in anger listening to all the seriously biased journalists on the sunday supplement...I was raging at what they perceived to know about our club players & owners...he also walked out, we did not get rid of him...jees, I'm angry again now just thinking about it!!!
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16/08/2010 15:40:00

Had also come around to the idea of Milner going & gettin in Ireland & some good money...However, after Saturday I cant help but goin back to wishin he would stay, good player great attitude, good age & who the squad clearly enjoy having around the really was a committed performance on Saturday, above & beyond the professional approach we knew we would get...that reception at the end must have got to him & I bet it gave some of the players more ammo in persuading him to stay....
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16/08/2010 15:47:00

Really big clue will be whether he plays in europe or not i would presume...
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16/08/2010 15:51:00


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