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Manager Confirms: Liverpool & Arsenal Target Is Not For Sale

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish remains adamant that England international Stewart Downing will not be sold this summer, despite speculation linking him with Liverpool and Arsenal.

The winger has been subject to a £15million bid from Liverpool which was immediately rejected by Villa. Arsenal interest seems to have cooled, but reports suggest Liverpool are gearing up for an improved offer for the former Middlesbrough man but McLeish confirms he has already spoke to Downing and remains confident he can keep the player at Villa Park:

“I understand why there’s teams interested in him and that is what happens when you play well consistently,” said McLeish.

“His performances last season were top drawer. That’s why he’s not for sale. The club don’t want to sell him.

“I spoke to him briefly last week and I intend speaking to him again when all the lads are back in for training.”

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  1. gossipi

    July 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    he just want’s more money money moneeeeeey !!!!

  2. ruben

    July 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm


  3. Kopking

    July 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Don’t want downing we want MATA
    kenny we want MATA get MATA

  4. craig

    July 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    kenny a hairy nose mupets, liverfools ha ha,dowing top player u just sour he aint goin 2 u fools. ha ha

  5. jimmy

    July 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Craig. Learn to spell and write properly you meat head.
    If we realy want him we will have him.
    you have no say in the matter.
    Most people do not want him.

    • Moocher

      July 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      Well said Jimmy… We’ll see how Villa do this year.. might just avoid relegation!!

  6. sdfghjkl

    July 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    we didn’t bloody want him anyway!

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