Maloney on verge of signing

Last updated : 31 January 2007 By Pancho Villa

Villa have kept quiet on the deal but sources suggest that the 23-year-old Scotland international could be on his way before tonight's deadline. Reports have suggested that Maloney has already signed a pre-contract agreement to join Villa in the summer, but he could leave Glasgow immediately if the clubs can finalise an agreement in the next few hours. Maloney, who was SPL player and young player of the year last season, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been involved in protracted negotiations to extend his stay with the Scottish champions.