Monday media watch [14.01.13 PM]: More Southampton reaction
Sky Sports: Paul Lambert insists it is too early for Aston Villa to push the panic button, despite their imperilled position in the Premier League. Villa dropped into the bottom three with a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, a result that followed a 3-1 reversal to League Two side Bradford City in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Sky Sports: Sky Sports understands Aston Villa and Fulham are chasing Dutch hot-shot Jeroen Lumu. The 17-year-old currently plies his trade for Willem II and is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Holland.
ClubCall: Aston Villa's European scout Michael Henke wants to return to coaching with mid-table Bundesliga 2 outfit Ingolstadt.
ClubCall: Reports claim Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert's job is safe despite the club slipping into the Premier League relegation zone. Villa's fourth defeat in five games has seen the Midlanders plunge to 18th place in the table and they face a real struggle to stay in the top division over the rest of the season.
ClubCall: Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is set to loosen the purse strings during the January transfer window - but there will be no panic buys. Lerner has splashed out more than £200million in his six years in charge and last summer Lambert spent nearly £23million in revamping the squad.
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