England international admired at Old Trafford
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Manchester United will enquire about the availabilityof Aston Villa winger Ashley Young during the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old’s contract at Villa Park is due to run out in the summer of 2011 and as yet he has resisted all overtures to sign a new deal with the club claiming that he does not want the distraction of talks during the season. It was thought that Tottenham were heading the queue for his signature but the return to form of Aaron Lennon has seen their interst wane.
Sir Alex Ferguson has long admired Young but has consistently been put off by his exorbitant price tag. The Red Devils will hope to negotiate the price down to something around £15m.
While a January transfer is possible the likelihood is that any move would happen next summer as United rarely conduct big business in the middle of the season. Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has signalled that a new deal for Young is a top priority but he might find himself powerless in the face of interest from Old Trafford.
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