Distin Key To Wheater Transfer?

Last updated : 10 August 2009 By Boro Mad

O'Neill, who still hopes to fend off competition from Sunderland and Manchester City for Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin, but sees Wheater as 'Plan B'.

Boro's asking price of around £8m has cooled all interest in the defender, but Villa could come up with the asking price if Distin stays at Fratton Park.