Villa To Up The Bid For Toon Star?

Last updated : 14 March 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
However, the news is not so good of midfielder James Milner, who faces three weeks on the sidelines with the foot injury he suffered in the 3-0 defeat at Liverpool last Saturday.
The 22-year-old was just minutes away from a move to Villa Park in 2006 but then-chairman Freddy Shepherd pulled the plug because he failed in his efforts to sign Mark Viduka on the last day of the transfer window.
Milner will miss the trip to Birmigham on Monday. He was hurt when he kicked the bottom of Lucas Leiva's boot, and is having to wear a protective covering.

Keegan: "It's quite a bad one. It is not broken, but it looks like it might take two or three weeks.

"He says he is a quick healer, which might help, but it was a hell of a crack and it is very badly bruised.

"He has got a boot on, not a plaster cast. It keeps him from knocking it. It could be two weeks, or it could be three weeks. We will know more on Monday."