Upson to swop West Ham's claret and blue for Villa's

The People is reporting that West Ham defender Matthew Upson is a target for Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill.

The People is reporting that West Ham defender Matthew Upson is a target for Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill.

The Northern Ireland coach sees Upson as the ideal replacement for influential defender Martin Laursen, who was forced to retire from the game due to a long term knee injury.