Liverpool have reportedly decided against pursuing their chase of Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish, according to reports from England
Grealish has probably been the only bright spot in Villa’s dismal Premier League season, drawing attention from several major clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United.
And while the Lions struggle to find the right balance to escape from the relegation territory, the 24-year-old is seemingly heading towards the exit door.
However, the Englishman will not end up at Anfield – unlike some of the previous reports suggested, with Jurgen Klopp opting to drop his interest in Grealish, as per the Daily Express.
Liverpool withdrawing from the race for Grealish could pave the way for Manchester United to grab the highly-rated playmaker, who seems destined to continue his career away from Villa Park.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bolster his squad to improve United’s hopes of clinching a top-four finish, and capturing services of a top-class playmaker is high on his list of priorities.
The Norwegian manager has already lied out his agenda to the club’s hierarchy, shortlisting Leicester City’s James Maddison and Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes as his top targets.
Importantly, the Old Trafford outfit also hold a long-standing interest in Grealish, who they tried to sign last summer, but their attempts to complete the deal fell on Villa’s deaf ears.
And while the United fans wait to see Fernandes swapping Primeira Liga for the Premier League, the Red Devils could be rekindling their interest in a man, who last month silenced Old Trafford with a stunning effort from inside the box.