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Bruce Rubbishes Villa Link

Steve Bruce has rubbished reports linking Matthew Upson with a move to Villa in January.

With January transfer rumours gaining pace, recent reports have linked the Vile's cash with our want away centre half but Bruce has again stressed that there are no guarantees that Upson will be leaving anyway.

Bruce also revealed that he speaks quite regularly with Martin O'Neill but that Upson's name has never cropped up so even if Blues do receive an offer they can't turn down, it won't be from Villa.

'The media spotlight is going to be there all the time now, I only spoke to Martin O'Neill a couple of weeks ago and he never mentioned Upson to me.

'Where that has come from, I don't know. It could be pie in the sky and typical of the journalist involved.

'We have got Matthew for 18 months, so there is no real big rush. I have to protect our investment. Unless it is an ridiculous offer, and every player has got his price, nothing is happening.

'If we have to sell Matt in the summer, that might be more advantageous to all of us and more advantageous to Matthew, too.'

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Date:Tuesday December 19 2006

Time: 3:23PM

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Ruffle a few feathers methinks.......
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19/12/2006 15:35:00

Maybe we could buy him and then loan him out to you like the rest of "your" players ha ha ha - Seriously I think that he would give us options at the back and on the left. Whilst I think that he will be leaving in Jan, I also would not be see suprised if he does stay at the home of the 6 a side Atari winners 83' - Especially if you are still top of the fizzy cola league and looking like coming back up.
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19/12/2006 18:31:00

But Upson is going in the transfer window, isn't he?
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19/12/2006 22:14:00

Can't see Villa taking him as they have 4 quality CB's at the moment as it is.
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20/12/2006 15:23:00


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