Manchester City ‘want Jack Grealish to tell Aston Villa he plans to leave this summer’ when he returns to pre-season preparation on Monday as Premier League holders draw closer to a £100million transfer for the English man
- Manchester City approach record £100m transfer to sign Jack Grealish
- Grealish returns to training with Aston Villa on Monday after his holiday
- The Aston Villa captain is ready to have confrontation talks with his youth club
- Man City hope talisman will tell Grealish Villa he plans to leave the club
Manchester City reportedly want Jack Grealish to tell his youth club Aston Villa that he wants to leave the club this summer.
Sports post have previously reported that the Premier League champions are approaching a record £100million transfer to sign Aston Villa’s talisman this summer.
Grealish plans to have confrontation talks with Villa when he returns to pre-season preparation on Monday.
Jack Grealish to hold confrontational talks with Aston Villa over a possible summer transfer
Manchester City are determined to try and sign Grealish for an English record £100million
The daily star have reported that City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak is gaining confidence in signing the 25-year-old and wants Grealish to help push the move through by telling the West Midlands side he wants to leave.
Grealish has been on a break since his involvement with England at the European Championship.
With some doubts about his Villa future, he has entered talks with manager Dean Smith and club owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris.
The Aston Villa captain has not publicly expressed a desire to leave his youth club, although it has been reported that he would like to move to the Etihad.
Manchester City’s owners will continue negotiations in hopes of closing a blockbuster deal this week.
If the Premier League champions complete the signing, it could be the most expensive signing ever made by a British club.
Villa has no desire to sell their talisman unless the £100m valuation is met and will offer him a great new contract worth over £150,000 a week in a bid to convince him to stay.
Grealish returns to preseason training after a hiatus since Euro 2020
Grealish signed a new contract with Villa in September after being courted by Manchester United last summer.
Still, there is growing acceptance that City will need to hit the £100m figure before they can join Grealish in a dream midfield with his favorite Premier League player Kevin De Bruyne.
City have also been keen to sign Harry Kane this summer, although it could be difficult to sign the Tottenham striker as well.