Villa linked with Scannell swoop

Last updated : 31 January 2008 By Nik Taylor
Aston Villa are believed to be readying a deadline day bid for Palace starlet Sean Scannell.

The 17-year-old has burst onto the first-team scene this season with a number of impressive performances which are believed to have alerted several top flight clubs.

Paper talk says Villa will place a bid for the young winger before the end of the day - but the chances of that may have dropped following their signing of former Eagle Wayne Routledge yesterday.