By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion, and Sports Desk)
The price tag of £80m quoted by Aston Villa for their star midfielder is reportedly scaring away many clubs who are interested in the player.
The report has it that Arsenal are one of several clubs interested in signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.
Several clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United are willing to pay between £50m and £60m but Villa would not be interested in doing a deal at that level.
Villa has made it clear that Jack Grealish is not for sale and they would not be tempted to sell for anything less than £80m.
It now looks unlikely Manchester United will try to sign Jack Grealish Grealish in this transfer window, even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big admirer of the Aston Villa captain.
United have now made Jadon Sancho their priority and are growing increasingly confident a deal can be done with Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal’s summer transfer budget has been hit by their failure to qualify for the Champions League and the ongoing financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Grealish has three years left on his contract and Villa wants him to stay as they seek to establish themselves as a Premier League club.
Villa may have been forced to sell Grealish if they had been relegated but his goal in the 1-1 draw at West Ham on Sunday kept them in the Premier League.