Rumour Mill – 15/01/2013
Article By Dave Beeston (Twitter: @mini_beest)13 Comments »Jan 15, 2013
Lambert Interested in French International
We start with the news from every Villa fan’s ITK, Mat Kendrick of the Birmingham Mail. Mat today broke the news that Villa were looking to sign 23 year old midfielder, Moussa Sissoko.
Sissoko plays for Ligue 1 side Toulouse and Villa might be able to get the French International at a cut-price fee, rumoured to be around £3m. However, Villa face competition from Sunderland, who are rumoured to be interested in the midfielder whose contract ends in the summer.
The fee for Sissoko’s services is rumoured to be the same as Charlton midfielder, Dale Stephens, who has been strongly linked with a move to Villa Park since the summer.
Transfer Fees Not an Issue
We now know the club will look to back Paul Lambert with whatever funds he requires.
It was stated by a source close to the club that Lerner was concerned and was willing to pump money back in after the defeat to Wigan.
The pressure increased after this weekend’s defeat to Southampton. The board are rumoured to be looking to bring in a centre back and centre midfielder as an absolute priority within the next couple of weeks.
This means transfer fees are not an issue but it may mean Lambert might need to work within the club’s financial payment structure.
But could Villa see a super signing arrive similar to Houllier’s move for Darren Bent?
Coutinho to Villa Still Possible?
Coutinho was strongly linked with Villa last week. Sky Italia were reporting that Villa had a 10 million euro bid rejected by the Italian outfit, Inter. However, Aston Villa officials soon told Sky Sports’ Pete Colley the following morning that the rumours were untrue.
But it has been brought to my attention that Villa may go back in with a rumoured loan deal for the 20 year old Brazilian.
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