Chelsea join the race to sign Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish during this summer transfer window. Man City could be looking over their shoulders as they attempt to add England international this summer.
Man City face late competition for Grealish, valued at nearly £60m by the Villans, from rivals the Blues. By now, it is hardly a secret that Jack has been courted by just about every ‘Big Six’ team in the Premier League.
A talismanic player for Aston Villa for several years now, the English forward has also been promoted to the role of club captain in the past year or so while being the single biggest reason why the Villans are starting to establish themselves as top-flight residents.
To date, the 25-year-old winger has played 213 games for Aston Villa, chipping in with 32 goals and 43 assists along the way. His remarkable progress has helped Grealish establish himself as one of the best footballers on show in the Premier League while also carving a place in the Three Lions squad.
At the same time, teams like Man City and Chelsea have been hot on his trails as well. Man City have been strongly linked with Jack throughout the transfer window, with Pep Guardiola hell-bent on bringing the forward to the Etihad Stadium.
Indeed, when Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva are strongly linked with possible summer exits, according to Mirror, Jack is just the kind of footballer to strengthen the Man City squad. To that end, Man City have moved quickly in pursuit of the Englishman, having agreed on personal terms with the attacker.
However, Man City are no longer the only big-name suitors in pursuit of Grealish, with the Blues making a late effort to snap him up instead. The interest from the London club is understandable, seeing as widespread rumours are suggesting that Hakim Ziyech could be offloaded after only one season at Chelsea, according to Caughtoffside.
As a result, Chelsea would need a replacement, one Jack can be and more. The English forward will not come cheap, though, with Aston Villa demanding nearly £60m in exchange for his services.
However, despite placing a price tag on him, Aston Villa would prefer to keep hold of their club captain, as they look to create a formidable attacking unit, with Leon Bailey, Todd Cantwell and Julian Alvarez on their list. It stays to be seen if the Blues and Man City are set to meet Aston Villa’s £60m valuation.