Man Utd Cup-Tie Wes Brown!
Sir Alex Ferguson played Brown against Aston Villa in the FA Cup tie on Saturday.
Allardyce: "We have started some negotiations and hope they will be successful.
"We want players who can hit the ground running in January and Wes is one of those."
Manchester United's manager insists his offer is still on the table for the England international, but also pointed out the club will go no higher.
The player will decide next week if he will move on.