Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is struggling to find buyers for his fringe players.

Lambert has admitted finances are restricted and attempts to raise funds are being hampered by a lack of interest in exiled big earners such as Stephen Warnock and Alan Hutton.

Warnock and Hutton both earn more than £40,000 a week and are training with the club's youngsters, while Darren Bent and Stephen Ireland could also be sacrificed, says the Telegraph.