Aston Villa are intensifying their bid for Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel this week.

The People says Villa boss Martin O'Neill will go in with a new bid for Friedel this week - as Blackburn close on agreeing a price for Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson.

O 'Neill wanted Friedel in time to play in Europe yesterday but he was frustrated because Rovers could not sort out a deal with Spurs.