Aston Villa go cold over Middlesbrough's Wheater

Aston Villa have gone cold over Middlesbrough defender David Wheater.

Aston Villa have gone cold over Middlesbrough defender David Wheater.

The Express & Star says the 22-year-old has slipped down manager Martin O’Neill’s list of replacements for Martin Laursen.

England hopeful Wheater has been widely linked with a move to Villa Park following Middlesbrough’s relegation.

While it is true his situation at the Riverside Stadium was being monitored closely by the claret and blues, reports of a bid being lodged for the defender are thought to be wide of the mark.