By Aramide Oladipo
Aston Villa rebuffed a bid from Premier League side Manchester United to sign youngster Keinan Davis, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Jose Mourinho’s side made a £5million offer for the 19-year-old but the Championship side decided to reject it.
However, the newspaper reports that United are currently leading the race to sign the forward ahead of league rivals Arsenal and Everton.
This comes after the Mirror recently reported that the Toffees sent out scouts to monitor the teenager’s progression.
Davis’ future at Villa appears to be up in the air with Football Insider reporting that he recently rejected a brand new contract offer from the club.
The youngster has enjoyed a wonderful start to the season, contributing with two goals and two assists in nine Championship matches.
The forward featured in the last 20 minutes in the 2-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday afternoon which saw Villa extend their unbeaten run in the league at Villa Park to nine matches.
Steve Bruce’ men find themselves in the playoff places in fifth position, just five points behind the automatic promotion places.
Football Insider verdict
After his fantastic start to the Championship season, Villa must do everything within their power to keep the youngster at the club. Davis has produced some impressive performances during the early stages of the new campaign and he could potentially play a pivotal role in helping Bruce’s team returning to the top-flight of English football for the first time in two seasons. Although it is tough for any player to turn down a move to Old Trafford, Davis might benefit from staying with Villa for the upcoming years as he is more likely to enjoy more minutes on the pitch as Mourinho doesn’t appear to put too much faith in young players.
In other Aston Villa news, the club has confirmed that another attacker has penned a fresh new deal.