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Birmingham track Villa's Moore

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is reportedly considering making an offer for Aston Villa striker Luke Moore, who has rejected a new contract.

The 21-year-old, who appears to have slipped behind future England legend Maron Harewood in the Villa Park pecking-order, is also thought to have attracted the attention of Middlesbrough and Fulham.

However, Moore won't be available for a bargain price as Villa have opted to take up a one-year option on his current deal, to keep him tied to the club until the summer of 2009. It now appears the extension was made more for reasons of transfer value than anything else.

Steve Kutner, Moore's agent, told Sky Sports: "He rejected the contract because he feels he needs to move on. He needs to be playing first-team football at this stage of his career.

"He is 21 now and has been very unlucky that he hurt his shoulder last season when he did. Luke has already proved he can do it in the Premier League."

While signing Villa cast-offs is not the most enjoyable thing to do, it would appear there will be many of them during the upcoming few transfer windows if their owner Randy Lerner is to live up to his publicity and attempt to take them into the top-four.

...quick pause to regain composure after laughter...

Moore has shown he can score goals and is young enough to still be able to learn a lot under Alex McLeish. Whether his transfer value - probably between 2.5-3million - would be within Birmingham's budget, however, is another question.

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Date:Friday December 14 2007

Time: 3:34PM

Your Comments

Wouldn't be too impressed, don't rate his attitude and think the money could be better spent elsewhere.
The Blues Brother
2.5-3m your having a bloody laugh, he is better than any of your boys. I still rate him alot and hope he stays.
Villa 4 Ever
It just gets better...can i just keep posting this and add the names accordingly? Just like an episode of the brumsons... Villa Park calling, Villa Park calling.....stop.......Agent Ridgewell, Agent Spink, Agent Aitkin....be prepared you may be joined by Agent Baros AND AGENT MOORE.......stop.....we are attempting to drop him behind enemy lines....they will be diving in to help you continue the good work in the new year.....stop.....remember the objective.....stop......give them a taste of the good life....give them fizzy pop......over
imavillan
Moore has his a decent run this season and not produced so time to see him go methinks! - He will do well for the B-LOSE in the championship next season!
VillaBob
There is no chance of us getting relegated this season and even your lot now that.
The Blues Brother
TBB - relegated or not you just make us laugh.....by the way you missed the k off now lol heheheheheheh
imavillan
Getting worried now that publicity seeking Randy hasn't splashed all his cash like Chelski to get us into the top 4?? This 5 year plan, bringing through good British youngsters is a worry. Wish we had a Chinese ladyboy to come and take us over and then drop out because he didn't have the funds to leave our club in disarray too.
Villan444
The five-year plan is complete tosh. Do any of you really believe you will make the top-for within the next decade, let alone five years? It's not going to happen, get used to it. Well, unless a European super league is created and the Premier becomes a backwater, I suppose.
The Blues Brother
Five-year-plan...if Doug Ellis had made such a claim you lot would be up in arms...
Jasper's Parrot
Bluesbrothers - wake up and smell the coffee - as i said before your existance is there to make us villans laugh - as you surely are - te he he - lol - to make the top FOUR - not FOR - you have to make progress - as we are - as the Celtic fans sing.....and if you know your history....what have you done in the last - how many years - as i said before, you lot make us laugh - ha ha ha - lol - bunch of never have been pretenders
imavillan
Ridgewell, Spink, Aitkin, Moore, Baros...who next?.......Bosko Balaban?.....it just gets better - the brumsons - Doh
imavillan
Apparently Villa are making room for BARCELONA STARS!! What a fcking joke!!
Millwalljohn
Millwall? Who are they? Where are they in the Premiership? Can't find them in the Championship? Please help me find Millwall!!! And....agent Ridgewell hasn't been discovered yet, so can't see the point in risking another operative just yet. Mark my words - you will go down this season - bookmark this page and prove me wrong!!!! Wigan and Sunderland will both improve enough to beat you, and you will finish 19th.
CLVilla
 

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