If Tottenham Hotspur want to land one of their long-standing transfer targets before the window closes, they will have to stump up more than £25million.
According to the Birmingham Mail, that is the figure which at the very least Tottenham must offer Aston Villa to land the services of Jack Grealish.
Daniel Levy has been holding off a bid to exploit Villa’s financial woes, but it appears to have backfired after the current owner Tony Xia sold a majority stake of the Championship outfit to billionaires Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.
Villa are still under pressure to sell to ease Financial Fair Play issues, but are no longer as desperate to accept a low offer.
There have been various reports that the player himself is keen to move to Tottenham in order to fulfill his dream of playing Champions League football, while there is also said to be interest from Fulham.
“The one thing that the new owners have said it that no-body is for sale,” Villa Bruce told BirminghamLive after the 2-1 win over Dynamo Dresden in which Grealish played 77 minutes.
“That’s music to my ears.
“We don’t want to lose our best players.
“We all know in football that unfortunately these things do happen.
“But we will now be doing our utmost to make sure these things do not happen and not let them go anywhere.”
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