The Telegraph reports that Allan Hutton is close to a move to Mallorca, but it’s not a permanent transfer, it’s a loan deal. It appears as though Mallorca can’t afford the transfer fee for Hutton which was rumoured to be around 800,000-1 million pounds. Hutton has been training and playing with the ‘bomb squad’, this team consists of Given, Bent, Ireland and Bannan. Paul Lambert is trying to sell all of these players and has only managed to offload Holman. Hutton played well for Mallorca last season, how they were relegated to Spain’s second division.
Shay Given’s move to Doncaster is still in progress, it’s going to be another season-long loan. However the stumbling block is Given’s wages. Doncaster are unsure how to pay a portion of the wages.
Ashley Westwood targets more assists and goals this season, the young midfielder impressed last season but wants to improve this season.
“In terms of progress, I’d like a few more assists. You’re always looking to progress your game.
“But I’d love to score in front of the Holte End too. That would be special – to hear the roar and celebrate with the fans.” – Ashley Westwood
Lastly, Weimann has a hip injury that will most likely keep him out for a few weeks. However it’s still unknown how long he will be out for. Aston Villa are currently struggling with injuries with Bowery, Agbonlahor, Tonev, Albrighton, Okore and Helenius all sidelined. The season begins in 20 days or so.
“He’s got a sore one, so I need to see how that goes. It’s a sore back and a sore hip.
“Hopefully he’ll be okay in – I don’t know how long – in the next few weeks or so.” – Lambert on Weimann’s injury