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Tuesday media watch [AM]
The morning newspapers at a glance.
17th Aug 2010
Tuesday media watch [AM]


Birmingham Mail: James Milner's transfer saga has taken fresh twists with Villa ready to cup-tie him in the Europa League and Stephen Ireland banished to Manchester City's reserves.

Birmingham Mail: Caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald has revealed how Marc Albrighton overcame teenage growing pains to come of age in claret and blue.

Birmingham Mail: Kevin MacDonald is on the "bawl" when it comes to getting Villa's players to follow his orders.

Birmingham Mail: Former Villa favourite Steve Staunton has added his voice to the burgeoning "back Kevin Mac" bandwagon.

Guardian: Manchester City have been warned they will have to complete the signing of James Milner by Wednesday or face the prospect of the England international remaining at Aston Villa for the rest of the season.

The Sun: James Milner is considering turning his back on Manchester City if his move is not wrapped up in the next 48 hours.

Mirror: Aston Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald has warned Man City he is prepared to play James Milner in Europe this week.

Daily Mail: Leeds manager Simon Grayson is interested in free agent Darius Vassell. The former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker has made 22 appearances for England.

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Mirror: Tottenham's Jermaine Jenas is set to sign for Juventus in a dream deal - going to Serie A on loan for the season with a view to a full-time £10 million switch.

Guardian: Everton have joined the queue of clubs interested in providing Craig Bellamy with an escape from Manchester City, despite their inability to match the Wales international's salary at Eastlands.

The Sun: Blackburn are a takeover target for two mega-rich Indian businessmen - just as the club marks the 10th anniversary of Jack Walker's death today.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.


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