United close in on Young
Villa winger could sign by weekend after undergoing medical
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: June 23, 2011 9:49pm
Skysports.com understands that Ashley Young has undergone a medical at Manchester United and could complete a switch to Old Trafford by the end of the week.
The Aston Villa winger's representatives held talks with the Premier League champions earlier this month and personal terms were agreed before he jetted off on holiday.
He is now thought to have had a medical and is expected to finalise a five-year deal with United, who are hoping to make an announcement by the weekend.
Young's future has been the subject of intense speculation for some time, with a series of sparkling performances last season reportedly attracting the interest of several clubs.
As well as starring for England on several occasions, he continued to enhance his reputation with Villa during an impressive campaign.
Young's fine form could not help Villa finish higher than mid-table and he admitted at the end of the season that he wanted to play in the UEFA Champions League.
The 25-year-old now looks set to get his wish with Manchester United looking destined to win the chase for his signature.