A selection of stories in the media involving Aston Villa in the last 24 hours.
The 30-year old has been banished to train with the Hammers' Under-21s after a fall-out with Slaven Bilic and a move to the Midlands could now be on the cards.
The Togolese striker is no longer wanted at Spurs and had looked set to reunite with Tim Sherwood at Villa but any potential deal would now appear to be off.
The former Arsenal man has struggled with injury since his arrival last summer and now looks set to bid fairwell to the Premier League having fallen down the pecking order following Tim Sherwood’s appointment.
Speaking at a press conference - covered by the club's official Twitter account - the Dutchman said:
“He is our captain, he is a very strong defender, he's a club man, like Kelvin Davis. I don't have one second in my mind to sell that player. He is part of the team, he is the captain. No, there is no way to sell the player."
Finally, Tim Sherwood has laughed off recent reports linking Monaco stalwart Aymen Abdennour with a move to Villa Park.
The Villa boss claimed to be unaware of the defender at a Villa press conference (aired on AVTV) yesterday, stating:
“I don’t know him,” before joking: “I don’t know the player so we probably are!”