Manchester United are reportedly interested in the signature of Aston Villa’s young talent Jack Grealish, as reported by Caught Offside.
The 19 year old midfielder spent a segment of last season on loan at lower league side Notts County, but has come back to Villa Park and been granted opportunities to impress.
With Villa resurgent, challenging towards the top of the table, the side regard Grealish highly enough to give him two substitute appearances in the Premier League.
Paul Lambert, who has been joined on the Villa coaching staff by former Man Utd hero Roy Keane, faces a battle to keep hold of his talented young charge, with fellow Premier League giants Chelsea also thought to be keen to sign the Republic of Ireland youth international.
Villa are hoping to tie the youngster to a new contract, and the clubs circling could take advantage of the lack of security around the youngster to tempt him away from Villa Park.
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.