Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Jack Grealish has been told he will not be leaving Aston Villa

Jack Grealish has been told he will not be leaving Aston Villa

There had been talk that Spurs would pay Aston Villa's valuation for Grealish this week, however, due to the new executive chairman Nassef Sawiris saying that the young midfielder was no longer for sale, the clubs were not able to discuss terms (Irish Times).

Grealish featured in Aston Villa's 3-1 Championship win over Hull City on Monday night, but the England U21 worldwide has been linked with a move to the Premier League ever since the Villans failed to win promotion from the second tier last season, and Villa manager Steve Bruce has gone on record saying that he hopes the Midlands club can keep hold of their sparkling midfielder.

After Spurs finally decided to make an opening offer for Grealish on Tuesday, it now seems the 22-year-old will be staying put at Villa Park for the foreseeable future.

Grealish and his advisors thought that a move would go through and Aston Villa's stance has come as a surprise.

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Chelsea had also considered raids for Jack Butland, Sergio Rico and Jan Oblak as they sought to replace the departing Courtois. However, Madrid have not included an option for Chelsea to purchase him outright after the loan deal ends.

However, with Villa under new management, it appears that the Championship club have chose to reject all offers for the playmaker, and he is said to be distraught at the Villans' stance.

Levy goes into the final day of a summer transfer window still yet to make a new signing having been told publicly by Mauricio Pochettino at the end of last season that the club had to be "bold" to move forward.

Although most pundits expect Grealish to leave, the decision on what happens next is with Villa as they need to decide whether to accept the bid or hold out for a higher price from Spurs before bowing to the seemingly inevitable.

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