Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier refuses to shut the door on midfielder Stephen Ireland.

AS Monaco are the latest club to be linked with the frozen out Irishman.

Houllier said: "With Stephen, we will see. I have been pleased with him.

"He has a different attitude to the beginning so he will be soon back.

"But I've got to find a balance in the team at the same time. I've got Agbonlahor, Young, Heskey, Downing, who all are attacking type players."

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