Aston Villa will put talks on the future of a trio of players out of contract this summer on hold until the end of the season, assistant manager Peter Grant has confirmed.
The current deals of veteran striker Emile Heskey, defender Carlos Cuellar and number two keeper Brad Guzan run out in June.
Villa have held initial negotiations with Cuellar and Guzan with the former already indicating he would like to remain at the midlands club. But Grant said: "The gaffer (Alex McLeish) has said he would rather put all these talks back until the season ends."
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