Tottenham leading race to sign Aston Villa's £40m-rated star Jack Grealish

Hope Soto
June 8, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is set to test crisis club Aston Villa's insistence they will not sell Jack Grealish for under £40 million by making a bid for the midfielder.

While John Terry has already left the club, young star Jack Grealish is expected to follow in order to recoup some cash to deal with the FFP regulations.

West Ham, Manchester United and Leicester have been linked with the 22-year-old, although he is unlikely to move to the Foxes.

Press Association Sport understands the club were due to make a normal tax payment on Friday which did not happen - although Villa are working with HMRC to resolve the issue.

It has not been ruled out that Grealish - who wants to stay for another year - could remain at Villa Park, and the club will look for other income sources, although that is a risky strategy.

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Xia has warned of "severe Financial Fair Play challenges" after Villa lost to Fulham in the Championship play-off final last month, costing them at least £160m in revenue.

The club released a statement, following Tony Xia's latest update on Twitter, announcing that the club had reached an agreement with HMRC and that plans are being put in place to help move the club forward.

Grealish, one of Villa's main assets and a fan favourite, is believed to have been earmarked for a sale to help the club raise money.

Tony Xia's valuation; Xia would like bids of at least £100 million, but he understands the situation surrounding the club now.

"We implore AVFC to immediately give our supporters a meaningful update on the current situation".

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