Dann could be the man for Villa boss
Published 22:28 26/02/12 By Ian Edwards
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has been placed on red alert for a summer reunion with defender Scott Dann.
Big Eck has the centre-half, 24, on his shopping list after being encouraged by current club Blackburn to make a bid.
Former Birmingham chief McLeish sold Dann to Rovers for £3million before moving to Villa Park.
The uncertainty hanging over the futures of Villa centre-backs James Collins and Richard Dunne means McLeish is very keen to work with Dann again.
Welsh star Collins, 28, is nearing the final year of his deal, but is believed to be one of six players owner Randy Lerner wants off the wage bill. Irishman Dunne, 32, has broken his collarbone and is desperate to prove his fitness ahead of Euro 2012.
Meanwhile, striker Robbie Keane, 31, has been urged to give Villa first refusal if he leaves LA Galaxy this summer.
Keane is back in the US after a loan spell and McLeish said: “Hopefully, he will think of us first if he does it again.”