Villa prepared to pounce for Sissoko as player admits he is desperate to leave Juventus

12 January 2011 04:16
Aston Villa are preparing to make a move for former Liverpool star Momo Sissoko after the player revealed he is desperate to move elsewhere.

But the Italian giants are expected to set their asking price at £6million, which might well rule Villa out.

Sissoko said: 'The directors wanted to sell me at the beginning of the year and sometimes they try to enter into agreements that I do not like.

On the move? Sissoko in action against Parma last week

'When competition is healthy, I do not have problems. But it is no longer the case.

'Del Neri will only pay attention to me when he needs me. Otherwise itis calculated. I do not want controversy, but I'm not a (commercial)good.'

A recent suspension to Juventus star Felipe Melo may scupper any deal however, as Del Neri may look to Sissoko as a part-time replacement.

Sissoko may have burned his bridges completely however, saying: 'If someone has disrespected, these are the leaders of Juve to me andvice versa. Accident?

'They know that they made a mistake with me andnow they invent that I did not play against with Napoli because Irefused to do so. But that is completely false. I did not play isbecause I have inflammation of the quadriceps and did not want to riskhurting myself.'

Aston Villa recently sold Steve Sidwell to Fulham, and will be on the look-out for midfield reinforcements.

There is a chance that Sissoko's former club Liverpool might also be interested in making a move.

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Source: Daily_Mail