According to reports Aston Villa will decline to sell John McGinn to Man United unless the Red Devils lodge a mammoth offer.
McGinn is a top target for Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earmarking the 25-year-old as the excellent man to add to his midfield.
Premier League giants are ready to spend in the January transfer window, but the Birmingham Mail claim Villa have almost no interest in offloading McGinn in the winter.
Villa are battling for Premier League survival this campaign and McGinn is an integral part of Dean Smith’s side.
If Man United make regular contact to join McGinn, Villa will insist the Scotland international is not for sale.
Only an offer of ‘epic proportion’ will convince Villa to cash in, with the club in a strong position to snub interest.
McGinn is just a few months into the five-year deal he signed before the new season.
Villa value McGinn around the £50million mark and remain optimistic that he will stay at Villa Park beyond the end of the current season.
Manchester United are determined to land Solskjaer’s top targets but are conscious about spending over the odds in January.
The Red Devils are tipped to make formal enquiries about the availability of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and RB Salzburg’s Erling Haaland.
Man United are in desperate need of reinforcements upfront and there is expected to be at least one addition in the forward department when the winter window opens.