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Man Utd deal for £18M Young to kickoff record summer spending spree

Manchester United will kickoff a stunning spending spree by signing England hero Ashley Young.

The Mail on Sunday says United expect to tie up the £18million signing of Young, the Aston Villa winger who scored for England at Wembley, in the next fortnight and have all but concluded a £17m deal with Atletico Madrid for goalkeeper David de Gea.

But Sir Alex Ferguson's £35m spending spree will not stop United pursuing key target Wesley Sneijder, Inter Milan's £40m-rated playmaker.

But the Holland midfielder's earnings in Italy of around £170,000-a-week after tax will be a significant hurdle.

 It's kicking off again! Click here for your No1 source for Manchester United transfer market news and gossip.

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