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Man United's Young linked with China move

2017-01-20 14:41
Ashley Young celebrates United's winner (premierleague.com)

Manchester - Out-of-favour Manchester United man Ashley Young is the latest Premier League player to be linked with a big-money move to China.

Young has made just six starts under Jose Mourinho this season, with the England international entering the final 18 months of his Old Trafford contract.

West Brom have been considering a move for the winger, yet several reports in the UK have indicated that the 31-year-old is a target for Chinese Super League outfit Shandong Luneng.

United are ready to let Young go if their £10million asking price is met, while Shandong would also have to improve the ex-Aston Villa man’s £120,000 a week wages at Old Trafford.

But Young is reportedly open to the idea of moving to the CSL before the Chinese transfer deadline at the end of February.

Shandong - managed by ex-Fulham boss Felix Magath - have already made one successful raid on the Premier League this season after spending £13m to land Southampton’s Graziano Pelle during the summer.

If Young departs, it would continue a lucrative month of sales for United, who have banked £23m from the sale of Morgan Schneiderlin and will receive a similar fee when Memphis Depay completes his move to Lyon.

United who are 4 points behind fourth placed Arsenal will be looking to close the gap on the front-runners in the race for Champions League places when they face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Kick off is at 17:00.


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