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BUMPER AVFC Transfer Talk - Mostly No Good!

BUMPER AVFC Transfer Talk - Mostly No Good!

Ok, first off... a summer exodus: Click Here say that Villa DO NOT want Spurs striker Robbie Keane due to his age and the amount of 'stars` we already have with no sell-on fee. Good, we need to build for the future.

The report also claims that Gerard Houllier is sitting down with Randy Lerner today to talk over January transfer window plans and says there has been a shift in policy with Villa looking at 'promising young talent` rather than older players in the 'twilight` of their careers.

Richard Dunne now fourth choice? If so, will he be looking to move? I`d have thought so?! Richard Dunne And Dusted At Villa?

The Sun repeat the reports from the last few days that Steve Sidwell is in advanced talks with West Ham.

The Daily Mail say that Newcastle midfielder (apparently in fantastic form this season according to the report) could be available for just £1.5million as he only has 18 months left on his contract. The report also says the Club are wary of a fan backlash

Ashley Young fit again and not for sale: Click Here

John Furious, oh no, sorry, he`s calmed down now, John Cross at says Fulham manager Mark Hughes wants Stephen Ireland.

Other Ireland links

Stephen Ireland considering his future: Click Here
Stephen Ireland off to Stoke on loan? Click Here
Stephen Ireland to Everton. Click Here
Stephen Ireland told he can leave/has put in transfer request: Click Here
Stephen Ireland attracting interest from Everton, West Ham and Fulham. Click Here

Iain Macfarlane of :// reports that Villa are no longer interested in Rangers keeper Allan McGregor because he is only 6ft tall! Villa have been linked with a £7million move and had been watched by Gary McAllister and our new goalkeeping coach Rafael Gonzalez.

Other links:
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor Click Here

The Daily Express now claim our target has shifted to Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller as reported on Vital Villa not long back: Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller What Have The Roman`s Ever Done For Us?

Curtis Davies is looking at options for a permanent move away from Villa. The Guardian quote the defenders representative Phil Sproson 'It's no secret Villa have made it quite clear Curtis is available. There is an agreement in terms of the price, which is very competitive given his quality and experience. We are considering a couple of options, including going overseas.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 22 2010
Time: 10:31AM


Players inward will be none of the ones linked I bet!!!!!!! Keeping the list so we can all check come the end of the transfer window.
The Fear
22/12/2010 10:41:00
So much to digest and most of it rubbish! The Rangers goalkeeper only being 6ft tall is a laugh. I don't seem to remember that Shay Given was that tall either? If Ireland is going to go to Fulham I hope its quick as Hughes position isn't looking to strong there at the moment and particularly with Martin Jol looking for a job.
Thomas Holte
22/12/2010 10:51:00
fingers crossed its mostly a load of old pony .... Barton n Keane ffs ... rather not sign anyone, and limp on to the end of the season - esp Barton -- glad they are "wary" of a fans backlash...
22/12/2010 11:15:00
It's rubbish in the fact that you can be under 6ft and be a very good GK, However it might be true that GH wants a stopper that is 6ft+, it's all about manager preference
22/12/2010 11:17:00
Samba from Blackburn ? ..... good shout,19528,11661_6606885,00.html
22/12/2010 11:36:00
My biggest concern is the article on sky sports about Randy L still being very commited to Villa, it screams of a "no funds for transfers" speech just before window opens if you ask me, i have less hopes of us bringing in worth while signings than when MON was in charge.
Astonian Villan
22/12/2010 12:51:00
Samba's only 26?!? Bring him in!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
22/12/2010 15:12:00
We have been stongly linked with France Under 19 captain Gueida Fofana, who is playing is trade for my hometown club, Le Havre (french championship). Le Havre president confirmed in the local press he was on talks with Villa over a possible move during the january transfer window. A £1M move is said to be on the cards as the player could leave on a Bosman in the summer. He's a CM in the Abou Diaby mould and is one of France's brightest prospects. I am not sure he's ready for the Premier League yet but if Bannan, Delph, Albrighton and him all fulfill their potential, we'd certainly have one hell of a midfield in the making! UTV
22/12/2010 18:14:00
According to Sky we are back in for Wheater,19528,11671_6607948,00.html, we have also been linked again to Makoun,19528,11661_6607340,00.html Which i don't understand, because he is on the fringe of the Lyon team and admits Yoann Gourcuff and Jeremy Toulalan are ahead of him, i don't understand why we wouldn't go for someone who is actually playing first team football in a rubbish french league, are we really that poor we can only attract fringe players.
Villa 4 Ever
22/12/2010 20:36:00
is it a fair assumption to assume we wll be linked to everyone who is french and vaguely available from now on?
23/12/2010 00:33:00
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