Villa eye Bridge swoop – Report

Villa tried to sign Bridge during the January transfer window, but

lost out to West Ham for the former Southampton and Chelsea man.

Bridge will return to City at the end of the season following West

Ham’s relegation, but City will move to offload the former England

international this summer. The 30-year-old is entering the final

year of his contract at City and Bridge does not figure in the

plans of Roberto Mancini as he looks to trim his squad. Villa are

in the market for a new left-back with Stephen Warnock frozen out

of things at Villa Park and Bridge could be the answer to their

problems.