Aston Villa: potential summer transfer targets

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It's been a turbulent summer for Aston Villa with the departure of manager Gerard Houllier, the controversial appointment of Alex McLeish as his successor and their rivals preying on their star players.

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Ashley Young has already departed and there are strong rumours that his England colleague Stuart Downing won't be far behind. New recruits are essential if McLeish is to make a go of his time on the Claret side of Birmingham.

Here, we take a look at some of the players to have been linked with a switch to Villa Park.