Latest transfer rumours surrounding Villa Park

Last updated : 07 January 2008 By Tom Vickers
Villa are apparently on the trail of Newcastle's Nigerian hitman Obafemi Martins according to reports. The striker would cost around £13m but would he leave be allowed to leave the Toon?

Speculation surrounds outcast Marlon Harewood as Martin O'Neill continues to leave him out of the Villa side, even preferring goal-shy Luke Moore to the former Hammers frontman. Interest in taking him on loan comes from Stoke, Watford and Middlesbrough among others.

Gary Cahill looks set to complete his move to Bramall Lane after Sheffield United offered £2m for the young defender. Many Villa fans will fail to see the logic in letting one of the brightest defensive prospects in the country leave.

Matt Taylor has been linked to a £3m move to Villa as he has been consistently left out of the Portsmouth starting XI. He may get more chance during the African Nation's Cup but may be unsure where his long-term footballing future lies. The Claret and Blue may capitalise on a Taylor made opportunity.