LONDON: Manchester City are now in the ‘final steps’ to complete a £ 100 million deal (to sign Aston Villa player Jack Grealish in the near future).
International media reports have revealed that City are ready to be at the negotiating table for the England international and final talks are said to be underway at the moment.
The English Premier League (EPL) champions have already mobilized their efforts, which will be one of the most expensive deals the British club has ever made.
City were previously confident that Grealish was ready to leave his club and looked set to earn more than £ 200,000 a week at the Etihad Stadium despite Villa trying to retain their captain.
The move from Villa Park is seen as a stepping stone for the 25-year-old, with him never hiding his desire to play in the Champions League. City, however, reportedly declined to comment when contacted.
Pep Guardiola, who also installed radar on Harry Kane, looks set to release one of their players in the first team in the coming weeks.
Bernando Silva, who is currently returning to City’s Football Academy after an extended holiday – is hoping to return to Iberia, while Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly interested in him.
While Villa are hoping to keep Grealish, they have, however, taken steps to fill any vacancies by signing Emi Buendia from Norwich for £ 33 million.
Another Norwich star in midfield, Todd Cantwell is also in their spotlight along with Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.