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MetiNews.Com - Aston Villa face a major fight to keep Tyrone Mings amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal
Breaking News ! Titanic displays from Tyrone Mings in the centre of defence last season helped Aston Villa stay up at his former club Bournemouth's expense. Such commanding performances, after sealing a £25 million permanent move from the Cherries last summer, also saw Mings break into, not just the England set up, but the first 11. And while the 27-year-old's defending was slammed by certain pundits in the final weeks of the season, he is still considered one of the club's most prized assets. Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with the 6ft 5ins defender, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mikel Arteta keen to complete a defensive overhauls. Sign up for our Villa newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here Villa are in a strong bargaining position given Mings is thought to have another two years on his contract. But their resolve could be pushed to the test if United, Arsenal or any other members of the English elite wade in with big bids. Rumours about his future could rumble on for the remainder of the summer transfer window. Here's everything that's been said so far... The latest rumour United had been tracking Nathan Ake, but his proposed £41 million move to Manchester City has reportedly reduced Solskjaer's list of central-defensive targets to just three. Mings is believed to be on that list alongside Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli, of AC Milan. Koulibaly has been on United's radar for some time and remains their top target. However, he is also being monitored by City and Liverpool and could cost close to £80million. Romagnoli, 25, and Mings are more affordable options for the Red Devils who can dangle the carrot of Champions League football. Read More Related Articles 'Some going' - Ben Foster breaks silence on Watford relegation with classy Aston Villa message Read More Related Articles 'Go and get them' - Man United legend instructs Solskjaer to complete Aston Villa transfer Mings the merciful Mings is understood to be on a panel of leading footballers, alongside England players Harry Kane and Nikita Parris, that will help to draw up plans to increase the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people at senior levels within the game. The panel, which will also involve Wes Morgan, Jordan Henderson, Lucy Bronze, Leah Williamson and Troy Deeney, will be consulted over the development of the Football Association’s Leadership Diversity Code. They will offer a perspective on proposals before they are fed back into a steering group comprising leaders from across the game.
. Mings was the subject of sickening racial abuse when he made his England debut in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria last year. And Mings was quick to speak out after Wilfried Zaha was racially abused by a Villa fan on Twitter on the eve of Villa's home game against Crystal Palace last month. What Mings has said Mings hasn't spoken directly about his future, but he has talked about how an unwavering belief in the squad helped drag Villa to safety. "It’s been a tough season, at times it looked very difficult and like we weren’t going to get out of it," he said. "We went into lockdown after a 4-0 defeat at Leicester and until we played Arsenal on Tuesday night, we had a hell of a long way to go. "Today was never going to be easy, to have such a high against Arsenal and have to lift ourselves again, with what was on the line. "Credit to the lads, the attitude that we have shown has been incredible so it’s a well-deserved end to the season."
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What United fans think @SoloPompey1 said: "Now that City have signed Ake, United should not be ashamed of going for Tyrone Mings & van Aanholt. Bailly & Shaw shouldn't be relied upon next season. We can't be clueless going forward with both full-backs." @MUFC_JAKE_DARTS said: "I don't want Tyrone Mings anywhere near my club. "Firstly he's not good enough, he's he's not even on par with anyone at the club (I'm disregarding Jones) And for the fee he'd cost it would be an absolutely huge mistake, Villa would want at least 40m Also the stamp, never forget." @Lseffz said: "If Ole signs Tyrone Mings he undoes all the good work he’s ever done for us. Even 99. Gone. Down the drain @AIMoses said: "Man Utd PR machine again! So we have gone from Koulibaly to Pau Torres to Upacameno to Tyrone Mings. Phil Jones is a much better player than him." @JohMillard1978 said: "How is mings in that list of names?"
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