Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is already lining up his transfer targets for the January transfer window.

The Liverpool duo of Peter Crouch and John Arne Riise, Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and FC Porto defender Jose Boswinga are understood to be on O'Neill's radar.

O'Neill said: "There is no point on me commenting on all the rumours. We are going to be mentioned with players and that is the way it is going to be.

"Between now and Christmas and during January there is going to be plenty of this sort of speculation.

"We will be linked to a lot of players and since one or two are coming out of contract at the end of the season, they are going to be linked with everybody as well.

"At the end of the day we will be looking at a load of players and I know the players who I would be particularly interested in. But I cannot stop speculation."