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Transfer Talk! Grant Holt Linked To Villa!

Once the new manager is formally announced we`ll start the front page transfer thread that stays with us until the end of August!

Also, I have delayed the Vital Villa fan interviews until Lambert is officially announced because obviously one of the questions will be about the appointment!

Meanwhile, we have our first bit of Paul Lambert related transfer gossip.

I think the rest of the gossip, (as below) needs to be scrapped now as it won`t relate to this managers plans.

Meanwhile, Neil Moxley at The Daily Mail says Lambert should be in place within the next 24 hours and that 31-year-old Grant Holt is sure to follow.

Neil says Lerner will give Lambert a budget in the region of 10-15million to galvanise the team.

Holt put in a transfer request recently.

He has tweeted recently re: transfer request etc. The third makes little sense to be fair!

'Can I just say the rumours about me and the gaffer falling out are very wrong so no more tweets about that please.'

'Just to stop the rumour mill again. I have expressed to the board and the CEO that I want to leave the football club. Due to disagreements'

'I have loved my 3 years at the club and it sadness me to right this but want use to here it from me first. #lovedmytime'


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Wiki: Click Here

Holte, who joined Norwich from Shrewsbury for 400 000 in July 2009 scored 15 league and 2 FA Cup goals last season and is apparently seen as a good partner for Darren Bent.

Sunderland have also been linked.

So there you go, the first transfer rumour for our new manager, assuming Lambert does become our new manager!

And all the previous links that I think we can safely scrap now?

IN

23-year-old Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba: Young Russian Striker Linked To Villa

Striker Aruna Dindane: Click Here

Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti: Click Here

Andrew Johnson: Click Here

France U21 international defender Benjamin Stambouli: Click Here

Mali international and AS Nancy midfielder Bakaye Traore: Villa Transfer Talk... Mali International Linked

Danny Guthrie: Click Here
Danny Guthrie: Click Here

Danny Simpson: Click Here

Brazilian defender Douglas: Click Here

Heerenveen striker Bas Dost: Click Here
Bas Dost again, including quotes: Click Here

Wolves 25-year-old midfielder Jamie O`Hara: Villa In 'Battle' For Wolves Midfielder?

Rangers left-back Lee Wallace: click here

Leon Best: Click Here

Former Rangers Gregg Wylde: Click Here

Norwich striker Grant Holt

32-year-old Croatian International and Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic: Click Here
Forum thread: Click Here

Joe Lewis from the Posh: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out?

Joe Cole: Click Here

Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes: Click Here

Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones: Click Here

Wolves player Karl Henry: Click Here

Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks: Click Here

Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame: Click Here

Former Hearts keeper Marian Kello: Click Here and again with player quotes: Click Here and again: Click Here

Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud: Click Here

Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here

Robbie Keane permanently: Click Here

Wigan Athletic winger/striker Victor Moses: Villa Transfer Talk... Mali International + Moses Linked

19-year-old Crystal Palace 'wonderkid` Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace 'Wonderkid' Linked To Villa

OUT

CORRECT: Brad Guzan leaving: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out? and again: Click Here

Carlos Cuellar to Valencia: Click Here

Gabby Agbonlahor to Sunderland: Click Here

James Collins to Swansea for 5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?
James Collins would have to half wages to move to Swansea: Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk.. Collins No Go?

Richard Dunne to Sunderland: Click Here

Stephen Warnock to Sunderland: click here
Stephen Warnock to Sunderland for 2.5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?

Shay Given to QPR: Click Here

Stephen Ireland to the New York Red Bulls: Click Here
Stephen Ireland not going: Click Here

Talks are on hold until the summer for Brad Guzan, Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar: Click Here All gone

Gabby wants Emile Heskey to stay: Click Here Gone

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 1 2012

Time: 9:27AM

Your Comments

Not sure about that one. He's had one good season in the EPL, but that doesn't mean a second is to follow. We need proven quality that does the business time and time again. Defoe for me I think. He's looking bored at Spurs and given whats available at the moment he looks like a great shout.
jsmccue
because defoe and bent worked so well at spurs ? Get Holt in - get rid of "I'll bet on the keeper every time if its 1 on 1" agbonlahor and refresh the team please
Mat777
... well that didn't take long did it !! lol. to be honest, when he put his transfer request in, i had a funny feeling he might of been on his way to us before Lambert.
bixit
What about gabby? + If he comes I hope it don't block Weimann and Delf playing! I would say no. Bring back Makoun, bring in Jarvis and Hoilet, maybe R Johnson or S Dann.. I would be happy.
Blitz
No thanks. Lazy journalism. Holt is 31 and not what we should be looking at. I'm sure Lambert (if he comes) will want to play a big fella up top because it's his style of play but I'm equally sure he'll be able to find better than Holt. There's also no way that anyone outside the club knows the transfer budget, I'd be amazed if it wasn't higher than the number quoted as Mcleish had that much, but subject to salary cap and some caveats on the type of player (young, resale value etc etc)
AVbornandbred
think the priority is a back 4 (3 plus Lichaj playing in his CORRECT position of right back) and someone who can play the Stan role!
griffgriff
Holt as a direct replacement for Heskey? No problem with that, younger and more importantly scores goals. I'm always concerned about blocking younger players progress but if they're good enough that shouldn't be the case.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
Are people really moaning about the possibility of one of the top scorers of the Prem last season joining us? Really?
Steff_the_Villan
10-15 mill will have no effect whatsoever, He may as well keep it and *****-off and get another chairman in.
eltoro
and that based on press talk about a budget. The press won't have been told any budgets, it is just that, press talk. Randy has proved he spends money, but it was never an Abramovich type of takeover. He has however spent a fortune including 24m on Bent.
The Fear
Holt twitters recently: 'Can I just say the rumours about me and the gaffer falling out are very wrong so no more tweets about that please.'
'Just to stop the rumour mill again. I have expressed to the board and the CEO that I want to leave the football club. Due to disagreements'
'I have loved my 3 years at the club and it sadness me to right this but want use to here it from me first. #lovedmytime'
The Fear
"I have loved my 3 years at the club and it sadness me to right this but want use to here it from me first" Unbelievable. Not that I'd say it to his face...
Stephen Jay Hawkings
FFs lets hope not. We're supposed to be looking forward.
benny003
 

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