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Brad Friedel is in line for a shock January exit from Aston Villa after after his contract talks were put on hold.


US shot-stopper Friedel, 39, is one of Villa's big earners on over �£40,000-a-week after joining from Blackburn in July 2008.


Now with his contract up in the summer, new boss Gerard Houllier is willing to let him go


Friedel has made nearly 250 consecutive Premier League appearances.


Villa have since given Friedel's name to agents to drum up interest in the veteran, who lives in Cheshire.


Villa owner Randy Lerner is determined to cut the club's �£70million wage bill.


Mirrorsport revealed on October 14 that Curtis Davies was going on loan to Leicester and on October 29 that John Carew, who earns �£52,500-a-week, can leave.


Now Friedel and defender Habib Beye, who earns �£40,000-a-week, are also available and flop Stephen Ireland may leave too.

Villa scouts have looked at Rangers keeper Allan McGregor, 28, as a possible replacement for Friedel.


Read more: http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Transfer-news-Aston-Villa-will-offload-Brad-Friedel-Habib-Beye-and-Stephen-Ireland-in-January-clear-out-article643641.html#ixzz1792St6Ak

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