Date: 12th July 2011 at 12:29pm
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Liverpool are expected to go back to Aston Villa with a new £18.5million for winger Stewart Downing after we had a reported £15million bid rejected according to The Mirror.

There were suggestions yesterday (Monday) that Aston Villa wanted £25million for Downing. Many fans were quick to point out that there is no way Downing is worth £25million considering that he is 26-years-old and being a winger probably only has two or three more good seasons left in him on the wing before he slows down and starts to play a more central role.

If Liverpool are serious about signing Downing then we have to move quickly before other teams come in for Downing and match the asking price that Aston Villa want. Arsenal is one of the reported teams that are also keeping an eye on Downing.

However, SkySports.com reported that Downing would however prefer a move to Liverpool ahead of Arsenal.