Arsenal join Jack Grealish transfer race with Aston Villa demanding £80m fee while Man Utd cool their interest



Posted Friday, July 31, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

Arsenal join Jack Grealish transfer race with Aston Villa demanding £80m fee while Man Utd cool their interest
Arsenal are one of the Premier League clubs interested in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish

ARSENAL have reportedly joined the race for Jack Grealish after Manchester United cooled their interest.

Sky Sports claim that the Gunners registered an interest in the Aston Villa captain, but did not follow up that enquiry.

The report adds that a number of clubs are willing to pay between £50million and £60m but that is short of the Villain's asking price.

Dean Smith's side have made it clear that star man Grealish is not for sale and they would not be tempted to sell for anything under £80m.

SunSport previously revealed that the England ace faces being priced out of a major summer move following Villa's exorbitant asking price.

They are desperate to keep hold of the midfield ace, who earns around £100,000 a week.

He came close to joining Tottenham in 2018 but Villa’s owners blocked the move.

Grealish was linked to north London rivals Arsenal earlier this season after revealing the Emirates is his favourite stadium to play at.

Yet the Gunners couldn't stump up £80m after their summer transfer budget was hit by their failure to qualify for the Champions League and the financial impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

But Mikel Arteta has been handed a boost after United cooled their interest in Grealish's signature.

The Red Devils have made England compatriot Jadon Sancho their priority and are increasingly confident of securing a deal.

Coupled with Villa's asking price, United are also reportedly doubtful about how Grealish would fit into the current Old Trafford side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are said to be busy attempting to lower Borussia Dortmund's £109m fee for Sancho.

The German club's pre-season starts on Monday and they want the winger's future decided by August 10, when the team heads to Switzerland for a training camp.



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