whooooooaaaa........this is realllllly goood!!!The Wednesday May 11 Transfer Gossip Posted 11/05/11 08:26 LIVERPOOL EXPECT TO SIGN ASHLEY YOUNG Seems as if someone at Liverpool has been gossiping because the word up and down Fleet Street is that the club are in pole position to land Ashley Young ahead of Manchester United and may also try to sign Stewart Downing from Aston Villa too. The Times, Sun, Mirror, Telegraph and Guardian all carry a variation on the same story, with most of their accounts including the phrase that 'Liverpool are increasingly confident' of beating United to Young's signature before offering the explanation that Young believes he would only be a fringe player at Old Trafford. At Liverpool, he'd go straight into the first team. Here's what The Guardian has to say: 'United and Liverpool are vying for Young's services but the prospect of a significant increase on his £65,000-a-week Villa salary at Anfield, plus more regular first-team football than he may receive at Old Trafford, is understood to have tilted the contest in Dalglish's favour.' But Liverpool won't be stopping there. The Guardian goes on to speculate that 'Blackpool's Charlie Adam is still on Liverpool's agenda following a thwarted move in January and a new central defender among the targets. Bolton's Gary Cahill and Phil Jones of Blackburn are under consideration'. The Times takes a look in another area, suggesting that 'Liverpool are keen to sign two top-class wide players during the next transfer window'. Young will be one of the two and the paper reckons 'Liverpool could make a double transfer raid, with Stewart Downing also featuring high on Dalglish's wanted list. Dalglish has identified Downing, 26, as another player, like Young, who has the necessary Premier League experience and talent to go straight into his side'. The Times does like to consider itself all-knowing about Liverpool so it will be interesting to keep an eye on that particular bit of speculation.