Saturday 20 December 2014

Villa to make £8m move for Tom Cleverley

Published 28/08/2014 | 15:56

Tom Cleverley could depart the club before transfer deadline day on Monday
Tom Cleverley could depart the club before transfer deadline day on Monday

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is believed to be on the radar of Aston Villa with Paul Lambert prepared to make an £8m bid for the England international.

Louis van Gaal has remained coy on what players will be leaving Old Trafford, but reports in England are suggesting that Villa owner Randy Lerner has given the green light for the transfer.

Cleverley has been heavily criticised over the past 18 months, with many feeling the player has failed to deliver on his early promise. Last year an online petition was created to ensure he would not be part of England's World Cup squad that travelled to Brazil.

Villa are likely to face competition from Hull City and Everton for the 25 year-old.

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