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Villa - January Transfer Gossip

Gazvilla asked for an article we can all update on transfer news and action, so here it is.

Update in the article comments section as below whenever you see links or if you beat me to breaking news!

So far we have been linked with David Nugent, Mark Viruka (!), Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, Shaun Wright Phillips (but only by us fans), Darren Bent, Matthew Upson, Zoltan Gera, Curtis Davies, Phil Bardsley.

Lets see who we end up with!
The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 24 2006

Time: 2:46PM

Your Comments

Stan Collymore...
Kepa Blanco González
Julian Joachim
Steadman (Leicester)
David Nugent and Robbie Keane would suit me nicely.
Christo - Where does Gonzales play?
It's definetely going to be interesting to see who comes in!
Franck Ribéry please, well i can dream.
chris the villan
He plays in Spain for Sevilla
For a goalkeeper Murray of Wolves is getting good reviews.
Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto) Could soon be better than C Ronaldo...!
bosko balaban
dwight yorke
ahem, this is meant to be for proper rumours and transfer speculation!
The Fear
from champman days does anyone remember kim Kalstrom he is a decent playmaker and looks like a big lad who could handle himself in our fastpaced and tough league.
Jumper Jumper is being linked to a move to Lille.
The Fear
Sean Maloney was one who was always mentioned....
Also Colchester defender Greg Halford?!?!???
Freedy Eastwood is linked by the Sun. Halford linked because Bardsley's going to Sunderland, Taylor of Portsmouth also. I've read Barton has a buy out clause of 5 million, so if he wants out he could leave. Not a rumour but Newcastle seem to be allowing Parker out. Anyone fancy him?
Sporting life are saying Defoe to Villa to raise cash?!
Sean Maloney is mentioned quite a bit, but it seems like a move to London not Birmingham. And he's injured at the moment. And playing terribly when he does...But would you like Alan Thompson?
David Nugent would be a pricey but decent signing.
Would love to see Wayne Bridge down the villa
Out of that list I'd have SWP, Keane, Bent and Defoe. Possibly Davies. No to the rest
Micah Richards to Chelski for 18 Mill (paper talk) would raise the cash for SWP?
So here are the rumours and wish list to date: - Goalkeepers Matt Murray (Donzarra and papers) £1 Mill & untried. Defenders Richard Stearman (Gordonsleftboot and papers) A right sided defender available for £750 000 from Leicester. Greg Halford a right sided defender from Colchester (Thegreatdando). I’ve heard he’s a good up-and-coming player for around £900 000. Phil Bardsley of Man U (Papers) Appears to be going to Sunderland on loan. A right sided defender available for about £1 Mill. Midfielders Joey Barton of Man City (Papers) for about £5 Mill. Doesn’t want to leave and is attracting the attention of plenty of sides. Kim Kalstrom from Lille (Suggestion by Sklnner80). Around £5 Mill for a decent playmaker. Franck Ribéry of Marseille (chris the villan). For around £12 Mill you get a quality but complicated player who can play anywhere across the midfield. Phil Taylor of Portsmouth (Papers) £5 Mill? Playing out of his skin and interesting other teams. Wingers James Milner of Newcastle. Well documented this one. Anything over £5 Mill would persuade Fat Freddy to part with him. This means we’ll pay over the odds. Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelski (Paper talk and a Vital Villa favourite). £10 Mill but a favourite of every other site. A welcome addition to us in the Tony Daley mould. Ricardo Quaresma from Porto (Suggestion by Deemz). A right winger for about £6 Mill and is quality. Strikers David Nugent from Preston for about £5 Mill (Paper talk, sandgroanun and glensider). Everton linked with him as well. Untried and not everyone’s convinced. Jermain Defoe from Spurs (Papers and glensider) A cool £12 Mill for a player in the groove. Can’t see it myself as he’s happy whilst he’s in the team. Robby Keane from Spurs (Paper talk). £5 Mill and seems to be the second best option though now. Knows where the net is though. Darren Bent from Charlton (Papers and Vital Villa). £8 Mill pacey, and a Vital Villa favourite, but will Pardue sell him now? Sean Maloney of Celtic (Thegreatdando) Available for £1 Mill but Celtic fans are divided on him. If he’s struggling up North will he cut it in the Prem? Freddy Eastwood from Southend (Paper talk). Around £2 Mill for an untried striker. Kepa Blanco González from Seville (Suggestion by Christo). Available for about £5 Mill. Untried but looks useful. 3 days to go!!!!!!!!
I know most if not all of u wont have heard of this guy but TYMOSCHUK playing for shaktar donetsk centre mid was totaly dominant in the world cup.and far more likely to be able to cope with the prem unlike his international team mate andri shev. 27 and Capped 60 times or so for Ukraine.not a rumor or anything just the type of combative midfielder we could use.
Newcastle United and Aston Villa are said to be both about to bid around £6m West Brom defender Curtis Davies.
The Fear
Liverpool have supposedly agreed a swap deal including two of their players for one of Villa's plus cash. Sutton on his way perhaps ;)
Cash going to Liverpool, or coming to Villa?!? Hmmm, who would they go for from us? They can have Baros back if they want, maybe we'd get Crouch back? Can't think of anyone in our midfield as we surely wouldn't let Barry go? Gabby I don't think would profit from a move now. A defender? Only Olof would be a potential surely? Laursen if fit would be but he isn't fit. Don't think they need a keeper, so ... Hmmm, interesting!
The Fear
I am still hearing about Onyewu getting offered by Villa. This is mostly from US media sources though.
Scot Dutch
Alan Smith on loan apparently. Excellent business if it happens.
We should go all out for Ricardo Quaresma of FC Porto. If Porto wont sell now then pre arrange a deal and price for the summer..! This guy is as good as C Ronaldo or even better..! Copy & Paste this link to see what he is all about.
Alan Smith on loan with an option to buy would be excellent business, just to get him fit for Man Utd would be less so! Think Fergie said recently smith was still in his plans.
The Fear
deemz, great link, what a player!
The Fear
I have also just heard the Smith rumour. I would be pretty happy if it were true. Especially now Sutton's out for a while. We need a bit of fight upfront. Gabby and Smith up top would do until the summer. Just need to get SWP to replace Gabby at right midfield!
Villa After Jan should be if mom get all of his wishes Sorensen LB-Bridge(5m) CB-Mellberg Ridgewell RB-Halford(2.5m) LM-Barry CM-Petrov McCann RM-Quaresma(6m) If he plays there that is ST-Bent(8m) Keane(7m)/Moore Personanly i can not see it happening but mabye for next season
Can anyone update on what has happened to Berson - he was decent enough. Don't want SWP, overrated and probably overpriced. Bridge and Halford would be good, plus Smith up front.
we sold him to levente i think
three players would be nice, but who we eventually get MON only knows.
chris the villan
From we are linked to the 26 year old Romanian player of the year, Nicholaea Dica a striker from Steaua Bucharest.
deemz , great link , where are the goals though ? too "showboaty" for my liking ! SWP, Please
SWP is good think he needs a run of games to find the form he had a cheaper option Routledge is in good form too. lets be honest boys are we likely to bring in a quality player in this poxy window? Just read that Newcastle will offer Barton 55,000 a week can we really compete?Think a keeper should be top of mons list not to convinced by our new tracksuit warrior!!
Deemz - certainly spends as much time on the deck as C Ronaldo.
mackaavfc and jasper. C Ronaldo is tearing the premiership to pieces at the moment with pure skill , pace , excitement and goals which is almost single handedly keeping Man utd in pole position in the league. Quaresma could be doing the same thing for whoever signs him. He would put bums on seats at villa park as season ticket sales would go through the roof...!
We have to get rid of the overpaid, lazy muppets that are JPA & MB in Jan! If we cannot get Bent and Nugent, I'd go for Sharp from Scunthorpe and Hoskins from Rotherham who both know where the back of the net is. Instead of £75K a week they wouldn't cost more than £20K a week in wages, and I bet they would both play for the shirt AND score more goals than our current 2 disgraceful prima donnas!
One name that isn't on the list but was mentioned was Lee Cook of QPR, I think he's a left winger that has been putting in some decent performances and is suposedly rated very highly, but not sure if he'd move now as QPR have just recently tied him to a long term deal in the summer just gone.
Many of the papers this morning are saying that we are 'tracking' Kevin Davies along with Man City and Rangers...though this is in the News of the World.
I haven't felt like this since I was kid on Xmas eve, what we gonna get, what we gonna get? All of the new signings to be opened on new years day : ) I can dream can't I.........
If that guy Quaresma would do that for Villa he is welcome! But why would they let him go?
From what I've seen - two fullbacks - left and right side midfielder - two strikers - Oh hell, a complete new team minus Barry - This current crop of Villians are in urgent need of replacement. I believe I've seen a more talent in the A league
Lay off the A league fagit

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