Manchester United have reportedly reignited their interest in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish amid growing uncertainty surrounding their pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Sancho remains Manchester United’s priority for the summer transfer window, but Borussia Dortmund continue to play hardball on the Englishman’s availability.
The Bundesliga giants are sticking to their decision to keep hold of the 20-year-old forward and are hell-bent on fending off United’s interest.
After seeing several Dortmund chief denying the club’s intent of selling their highly prized asset, the Red Devils have ramped up their interest in Grealish, according to the Daily Star.
The 24-year-old playmaker has been featuring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of targets close to the top for some time, with the clubs establishing talks this week.
Manchester United are closing in on a move for Aston villa Playmaker Jack Grealish who is valued at £75 million. Manchester United are also willing to add Dalot & Romero in the deal to be Grealish to the club he supports #mufc #mujournal [daily star]— United Journal (@theutdjournal) August 29, 2020
Although they’ve been quoted £75million for Grealish, a figure they have no intention of paying, Manchester United are looking to include some of their fringe players to bring down the price.
Indeed, Aston Villa have already taken an interest in the back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero and the out-of-favor full-back Diogo Dalot.
After overseeing his side lament the Premier League’s second-worst defensive record last season, Dean Smith is determined to bolster his options at the back.
While Romero could be lured by the idea of swapping United’s bench for some regular first-team action, Dalot has no time to waste rekindling his career.
The versatile Portuguese defender featured just four times in the Premier League last term, and it seems he has fallen out of the picture at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer, who has managed to bring Manchester United back to the Champions League, is now eager to revamp his attacking options to mount a serious challenge on the league title next year.
Signing a player of Grealish’s quality certainly fits the bill, and the player, who has yet to convince Gareth Southgate to hand him the international call-up, could be favoring a union.