Aston Villa approach Spartak Moscow for McGeady price
However, McGeady has proved a big hit since he moved to Spartak last August and Villa would probably have to make a huge offer to land him.
The Irishman is an option for McLeish because Wigan are digging their heels in over French flier Charles N'Zogbia, pushing his price up to £10million.
If Villa can sign McGeady for less than that, they will make a move.
Although Spartak are in the middle of their domestic season, a bid of £8m may interest them if the money is paid up front.
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