Man City launch £100m Jack Grealish transfer bid as they look to pull off record move for England and Aston Villa star
MANCHESTER CITY have tabled a whopping £100million bid for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, it's been claimed.
City boss Pep Guardiola is a long-term admirer of the Villa skipper, whose stock increased drastically last season.
The defending Premier League champions opened talks with Villa and Grealish's representatives earlier this week.
And Guardiola has now reportedly made a record Premier League bid for the England international.
That's according to the Daily Telegraph, who claim the 25-year-old is one of Guardiola's 'priority signings this summer'.
City are said to be 'hopeful of striking an agreement' with Villa in 'the next few days'.
Villa, however, are desperate to retain the services of their talismanic skipper, who joined their academy at the tender age of six.
The Midlands club have offered the England international a bumper new deal at Villa Park.
SunSport understands the offer on the table would see Grealish's wages increase to a cool £125,000-a-week.
City's £100m bid for the Brummie would provide Villa with a hefty transfer kitty of their own.
But former Villan Gabriel Agbonlahor reckons his old side might reject the lucrative offer for their star man.
He recently told Football Insider: “There’s always going to be interest in a top player like Jack.
"He’s gone to the Euros, he’s done well when he was given a chance. So there’s always going to be clubs interested.
“But I’ve always said that Aston Villa are not in need of £100million, the owners are very rich. They could price Jack out of a move.
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“I think Manchester City would love to sign him but they probably need a striker as their number one target.
"They might end up using their money to get a striker rather than spend over £100million to get Jack.
“He’s an amazing player and Villa have done amazingly to tie him down to a long-term deal last summer. I think he will stay and fans will love it.”
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