Daniel Levy is refusing to budge from his £15m valuation of Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish, according to the Sun.
The Telegraph reported last week that we were leading the race to sign the playmaker, but the Championship club were hoping to sell the player for £40m to ease their financial problems.
Villa owner Tony Xia is struggling to pay player’s wages as well as the club’s tax bill, and it’s likely that many of the team’s senior stars will be sold off to balance the books.
Levy is said to be playing hardball in order to get Grealish at a lower cost as he believes the Villans will have no choice but to sell.
However, there is reported interest in the midfielder from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham and Newcastle which could push up the price. The Sun say that no other club has yet to put a bid in which means we have no incentive to up our offer.
For £15m, signing the talented Englishman could be a very good investment, especially if Mauricio Pochettino is able to develop his game.