Villa boss O'Neill seeking talks with Man Utd's Brown

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is seeking Bosman talks with Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

The Mail on Sunday says the 28-year-old full-back has rejected a £55,000-a-week offer at Old Trafford and could leave as a free agent at the end of the season.

O'Neill would not break Villa's pay structure for Brown but if the player was free he could effectively better United's offer with a signing-on fee. The Villa boss is desperate to sign a top-quality right-back to replace Olof Mellberg, who is going to Juventus.

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