Villa boss O'Neill ready to sell Barry to Liverpool

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill expects to sell Gareth Barry to Liverpool this week.

The Daily Mail says Barry's move appeared to have hit a snag because Liverpool wanted O'Neill to take Steve Finnan as part of a player-plus-cash exchange.

But Anfield's finances have now been swollen by £10m following Peter Crouch's sale to Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth and Aston Villa officials believe it is now only a matter of when, not if, 27-year-old Barry fulfils his desire to play Champions League football.

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