Manchester United's Paddy McNair shoots at goal
According to The Mirror, Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is a target for Aston Villa, with a loan deal believed to be possible.
Villa are set to lose defender Ciaran Clark, with the centre back undergoing a medical with Championship rivals Newcastle United today according to Sky Sports.
Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair
Manager Roberto Di Matteo does have the likes of Nathan Baker, Micah Richards and new signing Tommy Elphick available to play at centre back, but he appears to be keen on adding another defender.
Manchester United's Paddy McNair in action
McNair, 21, has been on the books with United since 2011, and has made a total of 27 first-team appearances for the Red Devils, but played just nine games last season.
Primarily a centre back, McNair showed his versatility this summer by playing in midfield for the Northern Ireland national team at Euro 2016, and his performances appear to have attracted interest.
Northern Ireland's Paddy McNair in action with Poland's Artur Jedrzejczyk
The Daily Star report that Burnley, Celtic and Newcastle are all looking to land McNair on loan, and Villa have now joined the race for his signature.
United will want McNair to go to the club where he has the best chance of playing first-team football, so they will be choosing very carefully - and Villa will be hoping that they can fend off their rivals and secure McNair to plug the gap left by Clark.
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