Transfer blow for Chelsea as Premier League rivals move to sign £100m-rated English star
Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow as Manchester City step up their pursuit of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish this summer, according to The Guardian, The Blues were ready to steal the player from City in a £100 million deal. Such a move would have been sensational because the Blues would not only be improving their creative options but also depriving a key rival of a world-class player.
However, with the start of the new season fast approaching, City have sprung into action and are making moves to sign Grealish and Harry Kane. A decision on any potential deal is expected within the next few days, The 25-year-old is one of the league’s best midfielders, and he’s only getting better with each passing season. He has also shown his abilities on the international stage, helping England reach the final of the European Championships earlier this summer.
Villa, on the other hand, are unwilling to let their star player leave and have offered him a new contract. Their stance, however, could be put to test if the player demands a move away. City will receive little in the way of a discount if Villa holds out for around £100 million, While Villa have gradually improved season after season, they are still a long way from providing Grealish with a chance at silverware. City, on the other hand, are perennial winner and will expose the player to the UEFA Champions League.
Grealish would undoubtedly improve City’s team that is already brimming with talent. While the Citizens are the favorites to sign him, no agreement has been reached, It remains to be seen whether Chelsea can make a late move to sign the player. Thomas Tuchel has a talented young squad at his disposal. With Grealish in the mix, they’ll be even more formidable.