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Bent Staying - Drogba Linked ! Collins OUT?

Bent Staying - Drogba Linked !  Collins OUT?

Ok, well.... here goes for more transfer talk.

I have it from within the club that Darren Bent is 100% not for sale, not going anywhere, offers will not be listened to... I`ll take that to the bank, I hope it doesn`t bounce!

A few reports today seem to agree that Villa will block any approach.


The Mirror say that QPR have bid £3million for James Collins. Other talk, or should I say whispers, indicate he may well be on his way to Sunderland.

I have to be honest, when he first came I had never heard of him but he quickly became one of my favourite players for what I thought was a great work ethic and attitude. After last season put simply I`d have been happy to drive Collins and Dunne anywhere they wanted AWAY from Villa and my position on that has not changed. I thought their conduct was a disgrace. I don`t like that in a Villa shirt. End of! Ooooh, look at him being all angry! I`d also ship out Stephen Warnock. Bring in a new defense, be shot of what I think are bad apples and maybe McLeish will get an organised defense.

Bolton are also said to be interested. Cool, we`ll swap for Gary Cahill then! We can do a buy one (Collins) get one free (Dunne) ? reckon Villa will bid for Didier Drogba as we look to entertain bids for Darren Bent. Nope, don`t buy that at all. No meat on the bone for that story so no link to them! We can all make fancy headlines to chase hits! Look, Messi In Shock Move To Villa. Easy!

Mat Kendrick at says a move for Robbie Keane is in the balance as Villa weigh up if the £250k cost is worth it for two months. Villa... it isn`t. We are Aston Villa, we should not be loaning players!

Interestingly Mat also dismisses a link I heard in confidence on the QT that we were after Tottenham`s Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar. Shame, that was a whisper that I quite liked!

Chelsea, Aston Villa and Malaga are watching Borussia Dortmund striker Lucas Barrios. If you speak German:

The Daily Record have us linked to Ki-Sung Yueng from Celtic for £6m. Would be great for marketing.

Reports from Germany claim that Aston Villa are ready to rival Real Betis' interest in Fortuna Dusseldorf centre-back and DR Congo international Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 5 2012
Time: 10:14AM


Please no Robbie Keane. Looks desperate! Ki-Sung Yueng would be interesting... has a great attitude and work ethic!!!!!
05/01/2012 10:22:00
Yes Mr Fear Kranjcar is exactly the sort of player Villa need if we have to buy Spurs left overs then at least buy the half decent ones.Ki-Sung Yueng possibly but not for 6 mill.would part exchange him for Hutton, there again would part exchange anybody for Hutton
05/01/2012 10:31:00
I think you are being harsh on Collins and Dunne, I agree it is not nice to see the way they acted, that being said we do not know what provoked it. We are wasting our time looking to see who is coming in and hoping for some big signing. it is not going to happen, so we are in the bargain basement shop looking for miracles. COTVABU
irish villa
05/01/2012 10:45:00
Fleetwood have now turned down £1.2 million for James Vardy - he fits the bargain variety Villa need. That fee I understand is already 6 times the record ever transfer fee for a non-league club. He is not a risk - he is an investment who might make it - but will not be a financial loss.
05/01/2012 11:06:00
no one wants we will sign keane, typical villa.
05/01/2012 11:27:00
I think selling Collins for £3m would be a waste - very good defender. To improve on him, i think we'd be looking at near £10m which would be silly
05/01/2012 11:36:00
Fear, can u ask the club to tell QPR to up the amount for collins to 3.5 mill and we'll throw in Dunne.
05/01/2012 12:04:00
just read further Fear, and just seen the B.O.G.O.F.
05/01/2012 12:06:00
Drogba is a non starter. Even if he wanted to join us ,which is questionable to say the least, we would not pay his wages ...
05/01/2012 12:17:00
Wouldn't risk losing Dunne tbh but i'd be happy to see the back of Collins...Along with Mcleish he is the reason for the ugly displays we have been putting on and if anyone argues with me, that is why gary speed took him out the wales team, he can't play football.
05/01/2012 12:37:00
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