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Aston Villa plan £15m raids on West Ham, Newcastle and Man City

Three straight defeats have only slightly blunted what has been a decent second season for Martin O’Neill but clearly the slightly mental (I love the way he madly celebrates every goal I think it shows character and that’s always refreshing) Villa boss is looking to strengthen his squad and is looking to raid three rival sides for talent of varying quality

According to a report in The Mirror, Aston Villa boss Martin O?Neill is considering making a move for the Ghanaian international fullback, John Pantsil (The Mirror).

Aston Villa are also being linked with Newcastle United midfielder James Milner (The People).

Martin O’Neill has his eye on Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha (The Times).

Two of these three would represent a move in the right direction whereas West Ham’s Pantsil may not quite make the grade. He does seem to really want to get involved in every match he gets on the pitch for he always seems to not quite appear to be good enough, I guess this is why he has only started four Premier League games in the best part of two seasons. James Milner and Nedum Onuoha are two somewhat unsung England stars from their Under 21 days who could yet still become part of Capello’s plans.

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