Villa boss O'Neill made personal check on West Ham's Collins

West Ham United defender James Collins is in the sights of Aston Villa.

West Ham United defender James Collins is in the sights of Aston Villa.

The Daily Mail says Villa boss Martin O'Neill was at Upton Park to check on him yesterday and the Hammers need the money from the sale of Collins to finance the signing of Marouane Chamakh from Bordeaux for £7million.

Stoke City are also keen on Wales international Collins.

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