Chelsea are targeting Aston Villa’s young starlet Jack Grealish after his contract talks with the Midlands club stalled, as reported by the Daily Star.
The west London club are keen on the winger’s signature, and this puts Villa in a difficult situation regarding his future, and puts doubts on their ability to get him to commit to a new deal.
Chelsea have made repeat attempts to sign Grealish in the past, but have never been able to convince him to leave Villa Park and move to Stamford Bridge. They have watched him repeatedly over the years, but never managed to move any deal forward.
His contract talks look as though they may be on the cusp of failure, although Villa have offered Grealish a new deal worth in the region of £5,000 a week.
While Grealish is keen to stay, as a lifelongfan of Aston Villa, the club will probably have to increase their offer to keep hold of him, especially with Chelsea waiting to blow Villa out of the water with a much higher deal than his current club can muster.
Grealish, having stayed with Aston Villa this season, has made three appearances for the side. He spent last season on loan with Notts County and made his debut for Paul Lambert’s side in May.