Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their chase for Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, after the player demanded double his current wages to stay at Villa Park, as reported by the Daily Star.
Vlaar has reportedly been identified by Louis van Gaal as an ideal solution to his defensive woes in January.
The rock solid defender’s contract with the Midlands club expires at the end of the current season, and Van Gaal is of the opinion that the player can be captured for a cut price fee.
Other clubs are interested, but the former Netherlands boss is thought to be at the head of the chasing pack.
Vlaar reportedly wants to double his wages, should he agree to stay at Villa Park, and this might be too much for his current side.
If he doesn’t agree a new deal by January, a £4 million move is thought to be enough to convince Villa into selling.