I don’t know where Craig Kemp of Ladbrokes has got this from, but he seems to be suggesting that Aston Villa have agreed a fee with Charlton for attacking midfielder Dale Stephens. He goes on to suggest that it’s just down to agreeing personal details with the player himself.
Maybe suggestions that his signing is imminent could be true after all?
The article also goes on to talk about Manchester City player Scott Sinclair coming in on loan.
He’s another attacking midfielder, so something doesn’t sound right here to me.
Personally, I thought the priority was a defensive midfielder, but I suppose we do need someone in the middle to join up the attack.
However, the real surprise in the article is his comment that suggests that young Ashley Westwood is out for three months with an ankle problem. That’s the first I’ve heard about that one and that’s a real blow.
It’s all speculation of course, but then, we also know that the bookies are never very far off the mark, don’t we?