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Villa's Laursen urges Barry to ignore Liverpool, Chelsea

Aston Villa defender Martin Laursen has urged skipper Gareth Barry to think twice about quitting for Chelsea or Liverpool.

"I can see how it can be a problem if one of the 'Big Four' teams comes in with £20million for one of our players," said Laursen, who will seek Barclays Premier League bragging rights over Birmingham City today.

"It would be difficult for a club like Villa to ignore that, but the final decision will still come down to the player. I think there is a good argument to say they are better off here, playing and developing every week, rather than not contributing at another club."

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