Rommedahl unaware of Villa bid
By Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villa boss Graham Taylor admitted on Tuesday to making a bid for the speedy winger before the World Cup finals began but that his Dutch club had dismissed his offer out-of-hand.
Rommedahl was flattered by the interest from The Villans and was further encouraged by PSV's confirmation of how much they value his abilities.
He told BT: "I have heard that PSV demanded 160 million Kronor (£14 million). That confirms that they value my qualities.
"But I have just heard that Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor was interested in me through the media.
"Though, I have not heard anything from either the PSV directors nor from my agent.
"Concerning Aston Villa, it's a club that every year do reasonably well in the Premier League."
Despite his happiness to stay at the Philips Stadion, the 23-year-old did express a desire to play in the Premiership sometime in the future.
He added: "Should I decide to play somewhere else other than in the Netherlands, England would certainly be my first choice."
Rommedahl is currently on holiday and the Dane admitted that PSV have not informed him about pre-season dates as yet, which suggested to him that South Korea boss Guus Hiddink may be soon to arriving as the club's new manager.
Rommedahl said: "Actually, I don't know when we resume practice at PSV.
"That indicates that South Korea coach Guus Hiddink will take charge as (PSV) coach.
"In the case that it will be him, it will probably take another week or two before I am recalled to Holland."