Villa Dismiss Bowyer Reports

Reports in todays newspapers suggested that David O'Leary was interested in the 28-year-old midfielder who played under the Villa boss during their time together at Leeds United.

However, O'Leary has told the official Villa website: "It's absolute rubbish. There's nothing in that at all."

It is now thought that Bowyer does not favour a move to the Midlands and is rumoured to want a move back to London. One of his two former clubs, West Ham or Charlton are tipped to be his next destination.