Hornets: Six bids for Young
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Watford have confirmed that six clubs have lodged bids for Ashley Young.
Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd has confirmed that the club have received six offers from rival Premiership clubs for in-demand winger Ashley Young.
Boothroyd would not reveal the identity of the suitors for the 21-year-old, who looks increasingly likely as if he may depart Vicarage Road this month.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Everton, Tottenham, Newcastle and Sheffield United have all been linked to the England Under-21 forward - who will start Saturday's FA Cup third round clash with Stockport.
"Six clubs are now after Ashley, but Saturday's will not be his final game," Boothroyd insisted.
"All the clubs are in the Premiership. Everybody is interested in Ashley at the moment, and that is okay.
"He is a Watford player, and he is integral to what we want to do here.
"He is coping fine with the speculation. Until Ashley comes to me and tells me he wants to leave, he will remain a Watford player."
One team understood to be in the six is Tottenham - who are reported to have offered Calum Davenport and Wayne Routledge in their bid to land Young.
Spurs are continuing their pursuit of England's best young talent and as well as Young, they are reported to have seen a new bid for West Brom's Curtis Davies rejected.
The Baggies are keen to keep their skipper until the summer at least but like with Young, a host of Premiership clubs are looking to snap him up.
Spurs' bid was believed to have been in the region of £5 million - but it was not enough for The Hawthorns club.