Villa boss O'Neill reveals Arsenal approach for Barry

Liverpool have been battling to settle a fee with Villa for Barry and O'Neill revealed: "Myself and Steve Walford both know Arsene Wenger's assistant Pat Rice.

"He phoned Steve to ask how the Liverpool thing had gone and said that they might show an interest.

"At the end of the conversation Arsenal said 'that's fine' and that they'll let us know. That is exactly what happened."

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