Middlesbrough move for Villa outcast Ireland

Middlesbrough are eyeing Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland.

Middlesbrough are eyeing Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland.

The Daily Star Sunday says Boro can’t afford Ireland’s £65,000-a-week wages and hope Villa agree to pay a big slice of the midfielder’s salary.

Ireland, 26, only has a year left on his contract and has been told by Villa boss Paul Lambert he has no future with the club.

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