O'Neill admits Villa will have to pay over odds for transfer targets

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill admits he may have to pay over the odds for his main transfer targets - Curtis Davies and Jose Boswinga.

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O'Neill is understood to now be ready to pay West Brom around £8million for wantaway skipper Davies, who is also a target for Tottenham.

O'Neill is finding a similar scenario with Porto defender Boswinga with his price also going up.

The Villa chief said: "I have to admit now that inflated prices is the norm at the moment so I may have to re-evaluate my thinking about this.

"Sometimes you have to go by what the other club says, but I am not panicking at all. Like everything else you always have to have a plan A, plan B, plan C, call it what you want.

"But the people I have pursued to begin with are worth pursuing. We have a number of opportunities and I would like to see those opportunities through to the end."

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