O'Neill expects Young interest, Milner in for talks
Martin O'Neill is anticipating "great interest" in Ashley Young before the close of the transfer window, while the future of James Milner could become clearer following talks between player and manager on Monday.
Milner returns to training with the club on Monday morning and will hold talks with O'Neill. The manager claims Milner has "intimated" he wants to join Manchester City, though this has been disputed by the player himself.
It is reported that Villa are demanding £30 million for the England international, with City believed to be preparing a final offer in the region of £24 million, and Milner's situation could be clarified soon.
Young, meanwhile, has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and O'Neill is ready to try and fend off any interest in the Villa winger.
"In the next couple of weeks I'm sure there will be great interest in Ashley, who has been fantastic for us," O'Neill said in the Daily Mirror.
"I felt myself that his form last season was every bit as good as in the previous year. Not everybody agreed with that but I thought Ashley was different class.
"Our job is, first and foremost, to keep the players. If that is the case then that is great. If that is not the case then obviously we have to get that valuation that we put on players and get as close to it as possible."