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Villa boss McLeish admits he wants to keep Arsenal, Liverpool target Downing

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish hopes to keep hold of unsettled winger Stewart Downing.

Downing is a target for Arsenal and Liverpool this summer.

"No chance do we want Stewart Downing to go. We certainly don't want to lose Stewart," McLeish told talkSPORT.

"He's a top player.

"I need to see what Stewart's thinking when he comes back because I know that he made some comments when he was away on England duty.

"I'll have a chat with one or two in the coming days and weeks before pre-season training starts and once I get them in for pre-season training proper then I'll get a better idea."

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