Liverpool target hoping for shock £14 million January move to Arsenal

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Aston Villa ace Ashley Young has reportedly set his sights on a shock January transfer to Arsenal.

According to talkSPORT, the 25-year-old winger - who has 18 months to run on his current contract at Villa Park - is refusing to sign a new deal with the Midlands club and is holding out for a New Year move to the Emirates.

The England international had originally intimated that he intended to sit down with Villa bosses in the summer to discuss penning a new contract, telling the Sun: "I've told the people at Villa that I won't be signing a new contract at the moment,

"I know they want to get it done now but my current deal still has a year to run after this season and I feel there is plenty of time to talk next summer."

However, if talkSPORT are to be believed, Young will to his utmost to become an Arsenal player as he looks to gain experience in the Champions League.

Arsenal would have to meet a reported buyout clause of around £14 million if they wish to buy Young, as well as fighting off the advances of Liverpool.

Roy Hodgson is allegedly keen to bring former Watford speedster to Anfield as he looks to add more potent attacking options to his Liverpool squad in the New Year, but Young will reportedly favour a move to the Gunners.

However, this is unlikely to stop Liverpool bidding for Young come January, and the Reds are believed to fancy their chances in the battle with Arsenal - who are traditionally frugal in the transfer market.

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