Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has rejected Martin Laursen's complaints over delays regarding new contract talks.

"On the Martin Laursen thing, it is interesting because I have made appointments to see his agent this week and actually it (playing a dangerous game) is not true," he said.

"What can I say? We will see what happens. We haven't spoken yet. Is it (the contract) moving closer? I don't know. Nothing has changed. There may be talks this week or the following week.

"The fact is that Martin has played all the games. If he has got a choice in this matter, then that is entirely up to him.

"If Martin had played one game and then missed five, played one then missed five then I am not so sure that there would be a 'dangerous game' being played. That is the point."