The Daily Mail is claiming that Aston Villa is demanding £25 million for Ashley Young, who is currently a target for Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Englishman’s contract runs out next summer, and Cole has been the subject of a lot of transfer speculation after displaying impeccable form this season.
With Manchester United and Liverpool both holding large kitties for the summer transfer period, Aston Villa are reportedly hoping that a tug of war will push the price for the star upwards and close to their desired figure.
With Aston Villa staring down the barrel of possible relegation this season, Young will no doubt be tempted by a move to Manchester United, who are not only title contenders but can guarantee the 25 year old Champions League experience.
Liverpool are also on the cards with a current rebuilding that includes England teammate and star Andy Carroll. Furthermore, should Young decide to move to Liverpool, he will get experience to be both a better league player and international player.
A pay rise would also be a factor on Young’s mind, with Manchester United and Liverpool both able to offer substantially more than the winger’s current £65,000 per week salary.