Aston Villa boss vows to keep star names as tough summer continues

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has ruled out the chance of the club selling any of its star names without his say so, as reported by A Different League.

The futures of players such as Christian Benteke, Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph are up in the air as the confusing summer at Villa Park continues.

The club are up for sale and have so far just attracted the services of unwanted-elsewhere pair Joe Cole and Philippe Senderos, deals that have not inspired supporters.

Benteke is clearly the club’s most valuable asset but with his current knee injury it looks as if the Belgian will be staying put.

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Lambert has also added Roy Keane to the coaching staff, but now wants to focus on incoming transfers and not the clubs takeover or big name departures.

‘I don’t think anyone will go without me saying so. Put it that way,” Lambert said.

‘I think the lads are happy here and want to get going again.

“Things will happen with those lads in the next little bit. That will take course through the season.

“Once we come back on Monday the things will start to roll. I had to get the staff sorted out first.’