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Aston Villa to make offer for defender after securing Premier League football

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Cary Erickson | 02 August, 2020, 00:51

Dean Smith's side managed to remain in the Premier League after picking up eight points in their last four matches and they are looking to add to their squad for next season.

According to The Athletic, the £80m-rated player is interested in a big move from Aston Villa to Manchester United.

Grealish scored on Sunday in the 1-1 draw at West Ham which confirmed Villa's survival and now, according to The Mirror, stubborn businessman Sawiris wants at least as much as United paid to Leicester a year ago for defender Harry Maguire, totalling £80m.

Grealish stayed at Villa when they were last relegated and despite captaining the side to promotion and now survival, the attacking midfielder does have ambitions to win trophies.

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are among a number of clubs in the Premier League who want to sign Grealish from Villa in the summer transfer window. His options are more limited than people think.

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Bournemouth's board is reportedly now deciding whether to pursue a legal challenge against Hawk-Eye who apologised after Sheffield United were denied a goal in their match against Villa after the ball had clearly crossed the line. Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the Englishman, but the high asking fee could also turn them off. They do not need to fill that void.

United had also been linked with Bournemouth's Nathan Ake and Lille's Gabriel Magalhaes, however it is the 24-year-old Spanish worldwide who is the front-runner.

Arsenal boss Arteta has however previously acknowledged that he is unaware whether serious funds will be provided for him this summer, as he sets about a rebuild of the north London club.

The 24-year-old scored 10 goals and provided a further 8 assists in his 41 appearances for a poor Villa side and it seems his excellent form has impressed Solskjaer as the Metro says United are ready to press ahead with their interest after securing Champions League qualification. But Villa will not let Grealish go easily.