Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Bruce: Spurs nowhere near Aston Villa's asking price for Grealish

Bruce: Spurs nowhere near Aston Villa's asking price for Grealish

However, new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have steadied the ship after buying out Tony Xia.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has said that Spurs have come nowhere matching the club's valuation for midfielder Jack Grealish.

"I don't think we've had a formal bid".

Nyland, who was linked with Villa's city rivals Blues earlier in the summer, would become the club's second keeper signing in a matter of days following the loan capture of Andre Moreira from Atletico Madrid. The one thing that the owners have made pretty clear is no one is for sale.

Redknapp, who managed Tottenham for just under four seasons between 2008 and 2012, said that Grealish needs to go somewhere where he will play consistent first-team football and that Tottenham are now overloaded with attacking midfield options. "We don't want to lose our best players but it's football and it might happen", he said.

Bruce also admitted Villa would be prepared to offer Grealish - who has two years left on his current deal - a new contract if he stayed beyond Thursday's transfer deadline.

Spurs are in need of an extra English player to meet the regulations of the Champions League otherwise they would be forced to submit a lowered 20-man squad.

"So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it", the 57-year-old added.

Grealish is a product of the Villa academy and was part of the team that lost in the Championship play-off final last season.

Chelsea FC will be hoping to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title next season as they look to try and bounce back from their disappointing campaign last term.

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