Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish may still be with the England national team at the Euros, but it has not stopped speculations suggesting that he could be set for a summer exit from his club this summer. The England international midfielder was formerly a strong Manchester United target but after seeing his move to Old Trafford break down after the Red Devils failed to bend to Villa's demands, City emerged as the latest club that now want to sign him and they are willing to wrap up the deal as early as this summer's transfer window.
Arsenal have already suffered multiple heartbreaks in the summer transfer window and could yet suffer more if the recent reports are to be believed. The Gunners are currently in dire need of completing transfers into the club but have continued to miss out on important signings and it looks like the trend is set to continue. Some weeks ago, the north London club were said to be interested in signing Norwich City attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia, but the Argentina international star opted to join Aston Villa instead.
That alone sparked discontent among Arsenal fans and it further made them raise questions about how the owners of the club are running it. Also, Arsenal fans have criticized the club for being unable to convince Rea Madrid in negotiations about sealing a permanent move for the Spanish club's midfielder Martin Odegaard. Another case is that of the James Maddison deal. The Gunners' interest in the Leicester City manager has been questioned as well, with some asking if they can get the deal over the line this time around.
Chelsea's wantaway striker Tammy Abraham has continued to be linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge and it's looking like it's now a matter of when, and not if he will leave the London club. The striker has seen playing time very hard to come by and from all indications, especially judging by his lack of game time, he may be forced to start looking for another club sooner rather than later.
Ever since the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig last summer, the England international star has been reduced to holding a bit-part role at the club, and even though he is currently the second option in the striking department, he has still not been playing enough games.
According to the Daily Mail, Premier League giants Manchester United have begun talks with Aston Villa over the signing of star midfielder Jack Grealish when the summer transfer window opens for business in a few months. Olé Gunnar Solksjær and United are long-term admirers of Grealish and they tried to sign the England international midfielder last summer but the move collapsed after Villa refused to bring down their asking price.
Grealish is Aston Villa's best player and is also their captain, meaning that it will have to cost a lot of money for the Villans to allow him to leave the club. According to several reports, Aston Villa were demanding a fee of close to £100 million to sell the star last summer and United were reluctant to meet that value.
The Red Devils then asked Villa to drop their asking price to a more affordable amount, but their request was not granted. And now, it looks as though United have not stopped in their hunt to land the midfielder as they have reportedly opened talks over a possible transfer this summer.
Liverpool return to Anfield in the Premier League where they take on Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to end his side's miserable run of six consecutive defeats at home by conjuring a master plan that will see them clinch a victory over Dean Smith's men as well.
The Reds will also have some sort of revenge mindset heading into the tie given that the reverse fixture ended in a humiliating 7-2 Liverpool defeat at Villa Park earlier in the season. Since December 16 last year, Liverpool have not won a single match at home and they will be hoping to bring that miserable and embarrassing run to an end on Saturday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp's men are also heading into this tie on the back of a 3-q defeat at the hands of Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clash at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium earlier this week.
Here's how Liverpool could line up for this clash.
One of the major wins of the last summer transfer window was how English Premier League club Aston Villa were able to successfully hold on to their captain and star midfielder Jack Grealish. The England international midfield superstar was heavily linked with a move away from the club and even almost came close to joining Manchester United but the move collapsed after both United and Villa could not reach an agreement for the transfer to happen.
After the move broke down, Grealish was then convinced by Aston Villa manager Dean Smith to sign a new contract and the midfielder then agreed to a bumper fresh five-year deal which he signed after the summer transfer window closed.
Premier League club Aston Villa are currently in the market and are scouting for possible players they can sign to replace club captain Jack Grealish as they are already preparing for life after the attacking midfielder. Grealish continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United even after his move to Old Trafford never materialized with both teams not agreeing on a transfer fee.
Villa manager Dean Smith is resigned to losing his best player at the end of the current season and both he and his staff members have been on the hunt for a top replacement for the attacking midfield superstar. According to Football Insider, Smith has handed the responsibility of the talent hunt to the club's scouting and recruitment team and specifically gave a clear direction of the kind of players they should be looking at.
Aston Villa have banned their players and staff from fantasy football after the injury to club skipper Jack Grealish was leaked via the platform ahead of the Leicester City game at the weekend.
An account on Twitter had tweeted that several Aston Villa players and staff transferred Jack Grealish out of their respective squads to suggest that the player won't be available for the home clash with Leicester City. In the end, the Twitter account was proved right as Jack Grealish was a major absentee from the Aston Villa squad for the Leicester City game at Villa Park on Sunday. Without Grealish, Aston Villa were beaten 2-1 at home by the Foxes.
Aston Villa’s third round FA Cup meeting with Liverpool is a major doubt after the club reported a significant increase in the number of players who have tested positive for coronavirus. The training ground has witnessed this outbreak in the last few days.
Villa were meant to take on Liverpool at Villa Park this weekend. This ground was able to witness a historic 7-2 victory for Aston Villa earlier in the campaign. This was one of the biggest upsets of the campaign with Jack Grealish scoring a brace and Ollie Watkins coming up with a hat-trick to beat the defending champions by a significant score.
Turkish news outlet Sampiy 10 has recently reported that Premier League club Aston Villa are interested in securing services of Turkish club Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama. The highly sought-after defensive player has started league games on just eleven occasions for the Turkish outfit this season and fresh reports have emerged that they are currently waiting for a bid for him.
The DR Congo International has also made two further appearances coming off the bench, but as things stand, it appears that he may well be on the move and with Aston Villa interested in signing him, that may well be one of his most likely destinations.
According to the report, the amount Galatasaray are looking to get in return for his departure is said to be in the region of £8.9 million. The fee is said to be just enough to prize him away from Turkey to whichever league that his potential suitors are in.