Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Aston Villa boss Bruce admits Grealish talks over Spurs bid

Aston Villa boss Bruce admits Grealish talks over Spurs bid

However, new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have steadied the ship after buying out Tony Xia.

Aston Villa have told Tottenham Hotspur to "double" their offer for midfield star Jack Grealish.

Currently Chelsea are the second favourites in the markets to sign Jack Grealish, but a move to north London is currently looking more likely. "The one thing the owners have made pretty clear is that no one is for sale", said Bruce.

This, combined with narrowly-averted financial ruin at Villa, has meant rumours of a move away have been non-stop regarding Villa midfielder Grealish and a potential transfer to a Premier League club.

He said: "The owners are aware that every player has got his price".

Grealish, who joined Villa as a trainee in 2011, has become a vital part of the team with his energy and drive.

The 22-year-old was back to his best last season, leading Villa to the playoff final. "So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it".

The Sun, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Blues are closing in on a deal to bring Grealish to Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri prepares for his first full season at the club.

The 22-year-old has an eye on a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad with the 2020 European Championships in mind, and he will have noticed how home-grown midfield talents like Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Dele Alli have earned global recognition after flourishing under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.

However, Bruce also added Villa have no plans to sell their best players with just days left to go of the transfer window.

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