McEachran on Villa’s radar

McLeish has confirmed that he is considering a number of options
for the January transfer window and it is thought that a new
midfielder is the priority. Having lost on-loan Tottenham man
Jermaine Jenas to injury, there is not so much competition for
places in the centre of the field. McEachran could be the answer to
Villa’s problems as McLeish understands Chelsea are now ready to
send him out on loan. The Blues had held on to the 18-year-old in
the summer but he has not been granted many opportunities to
impress in Andre Villas-Boas’ side. “There is no movement at the
moment,” McLeish told the Express & Star when asked about his
interest in McEachran. “We are thinking about trying to add to the
squad and it is probably not fair for me to talk about players at
other clubs while there is no business being done. “He (McEachran)
is one of their hottest prospects. I think they are thinking about
loaning him, yes. “At the start of the season they weren’t, but the
word is they are thinking about it. “But I don’t want to say yes
about anything because I am juggling a few balls.”