Aston Villa boss to be handed £30m transfer kitty

The Frenchman will be allowed to bring in, three, four or even more new players in January, according to The People.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, Nottingham Forest ace Lewis McGugan and Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz is reportedly among Houllier’s targets.

Villa made a profit from the sale of James Milner to Manchester City last summer. Milner joined City in a £17million plus Steven Ireland deal.