Houllier exit sees Aston Villa drop out of running for Real Madrid midfielder Gago
The People says Houllier was confident of sealing a £12million deal for the Argentina international before he was eased out of Villa Park.
Former Liverpool chief Houllier was working from home on transfer targets, hoping to return to the training ground by August, before Villa thrashed out a pay-off and replaced him with Alex McLeish.
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