Aston Villa could pip United for Defour
Steven Defour is a target for Aston Villa Football Club.
Gerard Houllier is eager to land a new midfielder in the summer, but looks likely to miss out on Rennes star Yann M’Vila who is being tipped to join Juventus.
It is believed the French coach has now turned his attention to Belgian international Defour, who is currently under contract at Standard Liege.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge fan of the 22-year-old, and even sent him a letter when he suffered a serious injury last season.
It has always been expected that the Reds will sign Defour, but they may have to act quickly or risk losing out to Villa for the £12million-rated youngster.
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