Barry ready to quit Villa for Liverpool

Gareth Barry is ready to quit Aston Villa for Liverpool, it has been revealed.

The Sun says the Reds have had their £12million bid for the Villa skipper turned down by manager Martin O'Neill.

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But Barry is determined to link up with England pal Steven Gerrard at Anfield.

He wants to play in the Champions League next season and is praying O'Neill gives in.

"Just to think about it makes it a tough decision," Barry said yesterday. "There's so much to lose at Aston Villa. I've been there more than ten years, got a good rapport with the fans, I'm captain there and have a great relationship with the manager.

"But Champions League football helps any player. You only have to look at the England squad to see the amount of players who get in the squad and start the games - the majority play in the Champions League. That's all about the decision that will have to be made. Liverpool are in the Champions League and Villa are trying to push for that. That's all part of my decision if a bid gets accepted."

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