Spurs to test Villa resolve
Spurs will test Aston Villa's resolve over Ashley Young by making an offer, skysports.com understands.
Last Updated: 27/08/10 3:44pm
Tottenham are set to test Aston Villa's resolve over Ashley Young by making a firm offer, skysports.com understands.
Spurs are yet to make any major moves during this transfer window, but their midweek qualification for the UEFA Champions League group stages now means they have extra cash to push through a big signing.
Boss Harry Redknapp has a number of options he is considering, but it seems England international Young is one of his main targets.
Young, though, would not come cheap - if Spurs can even persuade Villa to sell - but the London club are now confident they can get their man.
The transfer window shuts next Tuesday at 6pm, but it is understood that Tottenham are already pursuing the matter.
Spurs made contact with Villa earlier in the summer, but were put off by the Villa Park hierarchy. However, following Martin O'Neill's departure, the situation may now have changed.
Young has already declared himself more than happy to remain at Villa, but the chance to move back to his native London would likely be a huge draw for him.
It now remains to be seen whether Spurs can now agree terms with Villa over the coming days or whether the Midlands club - who are still to choose O'Neill's successor - will stand firm.