Villa boss O'Neill dismisses Laursen contract complaints

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."

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