Aston Villa to make £8m bid for Defour

The Daily Star says O’Neill is preparing a January bid for the Standard Liege midfielder.

The Ulsterman has had scouts to check on the talented 20-year-old Liege skipper.

O’Neill said: “We will be trying to bring in players during the window. We are looking to improve the depth and quality of the squad.”

Defour’s contract with Liege expires in 2013.