Date: 20th July 2008 at 7:28am
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Paul Scharner is being linked today with a move to Aston Villa as Martin O Neill looks to replace Olaf Melberg.

Scharner was a revaltion when moved into the back four last season and rightly won last season’s fans player of the season vote.

Scharner has a year left on his contract and whilst an improved offer is believed to have been made, Scharner appears to be in no hurry to commit to an extended contract with the Latics.

No player is indispensible, however to lose a player of Scharner’s quality would be a major blow to Steve Bruce’s Premier League ambitions.