Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday March 29 2012
The Independent has quotes from assistant manager Peter Grant today via John Curtis at the Press Association.
Grant has confirmed that they have put contract talks on hold for our out of contract players until the summer.
Emile Heskey, Carlos Cuellar and Brad Guzan can all leave on a free.
Cuellar has already said he`d like to stay at Villa.
Grant said: 'The gaffer (Alex McLeish) has said he would rather put all these talks back until the season ends."
Adding, 'Alex has always been one of those guys who prefers to do his business at the end of the season. He knows the most important thing is Villa winning games. His thinking is 'I'd rather leave it as much as I possibly can' and I think the players we are working with understand that.'
Fingers crossed they don`t want to keep Heskey. But the other two? You`d think now would be the time IF they want them.
Hey ho, funny old game.
AVFC Summer transfer talk thread: Click Here
McLeish generally on transfers for the summer: McLeish On Bosmans & Mystery Capture?
McLeish being told there IS money for 'big` fees in the summer: McLeish Preparing For Some 'Big' Summer Spending
Signed: Brett Holman
So far we have:
23-year-old Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba: Young Russian Striker Linked To Villa
Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti: Click Here
Andrew Johnson: Click Here
France U21 international defender Benjamin Stambouli: Click Here
Danny Guthrie: Click Here
Heerenveen striker Bas Dost: Click Here
Bas Dost again, including quotes: Click Here
Rangers left-back Lee Wallace: click here
Former Rangers Gregg Wylde: Click Here
32-year-old Croatian International and Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic: Click Here
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Joe Lewis from the Posh: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out?
Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones: Click Here
Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks: Click Here
Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud: Click Here
Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here
Robbie Keane permanently: Click Here
Brad Guzan leaving: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out?
Carlos Cuellar to Valencia: Click Here
Stephen Warnock to Sunderland: click here
Stephen Ireland to the New York Red Bulls: Click Here
Stephen Ireland not going: Click Here
Date:Thursday March 29 2012
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