Liverpool to offer £12M for Villa winger Downing

Liverpool are ready to make an opening offer for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing. The The Sun says the Reds are set to make a £12million swoop for Villa's unsettled star Downing.

Liverpool are ready to make an opening offer for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing.

The The Sun says the Reds are set to make a £12million swoop for Villa's unsettled star Downing.

Downing has two years left on his Villa contract and is refusing to discuss a new one.

The England winger, who shares the same agent as Anfield stars Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, said: "I know the club are keen for me to extend my contract.

"But I'm 26 and at a major crossroads in my career. I do want to play in the Champions League at some point so I won't be committing to a new deal at the moment."

 
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