Man Utd boss Ferguson launching £45M bid for Valencia ace Villa

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is launching a British record £45 million bid for Valencia striker David Villa.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is launching a British record £45 million bid for Valencia striker David Villa.

The Mirror says Ferguson will take on Real Madrid for the signature of the Spanish star who will be sold by his cash-strapped club.

Villa has been on the United manager’s radar for several years and now he has the money from the £80m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real to fight them for Villa.

Ferguson has been given a £100m war chest – the whole £80m from the Ronaldo transfer plus £20m extra.

Fergie’s priorities are a proven scorer like Villa and a right-wing replacement for the Portuguese star, Wigan’s Luis Antonio Valencia.

The United chief thinks he can win the race for Villa if he can pitch the right case to him, backed up by cash. He is masterminding the move from his South of France holiday base.