Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has denied that winger Ashley Young is on his way out of the Birmingham club.
Young, 25, has been repeatedly linked to Liverpool with the Merseyside team looking to improve their options on the wing.
But Villa have denied rumours of a departure and claim Young is integral to Houllier’s rebuilding plans.
The French manager said: “I can confirm that Ashley is a highly-rated player and highly liked by everyone at Aston Villa. No way is he going to leave.”
Aston Villa are finalising a deal to bring US midfielder Michael Bradley to the club in a loan deal from Borussia Monchengladbach.
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