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Jul 28, 2010

Liverpool agree £2.5m fee for defender Young

Liverpool have agreed a fee of £2.5 million with Aston Villa for defender Luke Young. The former England international is mulling over the move ahead of Villa's pre-season trip to Portugal.

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Young, who has been deployed as a left-back for Villa, would seemingly fulfill a similar role at Anfield as Glen Johnson is currently first-choice on the other side of defence with academy graduates Martin Kelly and Stephen Darby able to provide adequate back-up.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill told the club's official site: ''There has been an offer from a football club which Luke is mulling over and, if it doesn't materialise, then he would join us (in Portugal for the Guadiana Cup) because he needs to play some football soon. We will see how that develops.''

New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson revealed at the unveiling of Danny Wilson and fellow summer signings Milan Jovanovic and Joe Cole on Tuesday that he hopes to secure the services of more new players before the summer transfer window closes.

"We're still interested in some other players so I hope that this won't be the last of our signings,'' he said. "The aim of the board, chief executive Christian Purslow and everyone at the club is to try to make this squad as competitive as possible.

"If we can sign several more players to make the squad stronger then that will also help but we need to make the point that it's a new start and a new dawn for the club. But you don't put to right the things that have gone wrong overnight and it's our job to work at it."

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