Aston Villa have told Manchester United they can have Ashley Young - for £16 million. The Daily Star says United have been told to cough up £16m to sign Aston Villa's Young.

Aston Villa are resigned to losing the 25-year-old England star this summer and are close to agreeing a deal with the Premier League champions.

But they have told Sir Alex Ferguson to forget getting Ashley Young on the cheap in a cut-price £12m deal, and instead splash out a realistic fee for their best player.

Manchester United have been keen to wrap the deal up as quickly as possible but there have been obstacles in the way.

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