Sir Alex Ferguson plans to sign Aston Villa winger Ashley Young for £14 million.

The Mail on Sunday says the Manchester United manager is keen to wrap up his move for Young before the Aston Villa player is selected for England against Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday.

Young has been coveted by Liverpool and Manchester City but has set his heart on joining the ranks at Old Trafford, where Ferguson sees him as successor on the wing to Ryan Giggs.

His arrival could lead to the departure of Nani, who is wanted by Serie A side Juventus.

Young, 25, has told Villa that he will not sign a new contract and the club have decided to cash in before his current deal runs out next year.

Ferguson likes Young's pace and versatility - he is able to play on either flank or as a second striker.

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