Martin Laursen is keen to see Olof Mellberg commit to Aston Villa.

"Olof Mellberg is a terrific player and has become my close friend so from my point of view I would like him to stay," he told Sky Sports News.

"But what he wants to do is up to him and I can't say anything about that but again from my own point of view, and from Aston Villa's point of view they would like for him to stay."