Football: Milosevic in trouble again

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The Aston Villa manager, Brian Little, may turn to the Premier League for guidance as he tries to resolve his dispute with Savo Milosevic.

The Yugoslav striker looks to have played his last game for the club, after "going on strike" when asked to act as a substitute in Saturday's game against Derby County. The Yugoslav international now faces another heavy fine after losing two weeks' wages - around pounds 15,000 - for spitting at Villa fans during a recent match at Blackburn.

"Milosevic refused to play on Saturday. I had intended to use him as one of the substitutes but when I called him into the office and told him he said he was not interested and did not want to appear for this club again," Little said. "I certainly have no intention of playing him if he is not prepared to play for us.

"He still has 18 months to run on his contract and, even if he refuses to appear for us, we still hold his registration so he cannot go anywhere else without our permission."

Uefa, European football's ruling body, last night said that it would do all it can to stand in the way of Wimbledon moving to Dublin. The club recently asked the European Commission to investigate whether the Irish Football Association's block on their proposed move breaks European law on freedom of trade and movement.

A Uefa statement yesterday read: "We do not support such a move because of the damaging effect it would have on domestic football in European countries."

Everton hope to sign the Strasbourg midfielder Olivier Dacourt in a pounds 2.7m deal.