Sir Alex Ferguson moves to closer to bringing Villa Park star to Old Trafford.
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Manchester United appear to be close to putting in an offer for winger Ashley Young that Aston Villa may feel compelled to consider. The England international appears keen to leave the club and Gerard Houllier will find it hard to keep hold of his top talents given that his side is are struggling in 15th spot.
Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be ready to sanction a £13m bid to capture a player he hoped to sign back in 2007 before the Watford man moved to the Midlands. The 25 year old wide man has 18 months left on his contract and steadfastly refuses to put pen to paper on a new deal leaving the club knowing that a sale is on the cards.
Ferguson hopes to secure the deal in January but a move may be more likely in the summer as Houllier will feel he will need the talented attacker to help his side salvage something from this season and to help avoid any kind of relegation battle.
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