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O'Neill seeks trio talks

16 Aug 2006 - 11:27:42

Aston Villa's new manager Martin O'Neill says he is keen to talk to a number of players who have been linked with a move away from the club this summer.

Gareth Barry, Kevin Phillips and Milan Baros are top of O'Neill's list for talks, with the trio having been prominent in the transfer rumour mill in the last couple of months.

O'Neill told the club's official website: "I'll certainly deal with the players soon, there's about four or five that I want to speak to immediately. That includes Gareth Barry and Milan Baros.

"I just want a little one-to-one to see what their own views and their own thoughts are.

"I've already had a word or two with Milan and Gareth, for a second or two and I will be able to let you know the outcome of those particular meetings by later this week."

Portsmouth are known to be keen to land Barry, while Baros is a target for German side Hamburg and Phillips has been linked with a return to Sunderland.

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