Liverpool are reportedly ready to target Ashley Young in the summer.
The England international winger was heavily linked with an Anfield switch in the summer, although Liverpool never made an official approach for the player.
Aston Villa managed to keep hold of their prized asset, but Young only has 18 months left on his contract at Villa Park and after rejecting the club's latest offer appears unlikely to sign a new deal.
The News of the World claims Liverpool will battle Manchester United and Manchester City at the end of the season in a race to land the player, with a €15 million valuation placed on the player's head.
25-year-old Young has made 11 appearances for England thus far, and has become a regular in the Three Lions squad under Fabio Capello.
Liverpool spent big in the January transfer window in an effort to bolster their squad and challenge for European places, although Young eluded them despite their spending in excess of £55 million.
Kenny Dalglish has hinted that NESV will continue to back him in the transfer market as manager, and Liverpool appear set to spend again when it re-opens in the summer.
Competition will be fierce for Young, but Liverpool are thought to be in prime position to bring the player to Anfield and will look to secure a deal at the first possible opportunity.
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