And it may be set to get more puzzling with another ageing star revealing that the Midlands club are interested in securing his services.
According to Sky Sports, former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has claimed that Premier League outfit Aston Villa are interested in signing him.
The 33-year old is a free agent having left West London outfit Fulham this summer after the Cottagers relegation.
But the Champions League winner has revealed that clubs have been in touch this summer.
He said: “There has been some interest from a few English clubs.
“Aston Villa is one of them. There has been some interest from Spain also. But there is nothing on the table yet.”
The Norwegian also revealed that he has had offers from abroad but insists that he is only interested in staying in England.
He said: “Of course there has been interest and things I have rejected.”
“I will take the time needed. It has to be right for me and my family.”