Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has moved to closer to a transfer to Man Utd this summer, according to reports.
The 24-year-old has been brilliant for Villa this season, contributing nine goals and six assists in all competitions, leading to interest from Man Utd.
Recent reports have claimed that Grealish has become the Red Devils’ main target, with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho ‘undecided’ on a move to Old Trafford.
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United see Grealish as ‘the ideal replacement’ for Juan Mata, with a £150,000-a-week contract and £75m bid mooted.
And now the Daily Express claims that a deal has moved a step closer with Grealish ‘finding a house to buy in the North-West’.
The report adds: ‘The Aston Villa star – who started his search earlier this year – has told friends that he has now found somewhere.’
Villa are still ‘determined’ to get £80m for Grealish and ‘are refusing to even consider any lower offers for him’.
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood recently recommended that Man Utd buy Grealish, he said: “I look at that squad now and I think they’re two or three players short of challenging for the title.
“I think they need another striker, I think they need Jack Grealish, who is a brilliant player to have when teams sit back against them like Tottenham did the other evening where he can occupy the tight areas and create something.
“I think they need another centre-back as cover. If they can get that and they have the money to be able to go out and buy them sort of players to attract them to the biggest club in the world then I think they’ll be real challengers. I think Ole’s done a brilliant building job.
“The back five picks itself, there’s a lot of good players in there. I think another centre-back would be useful to them and I think they’ll go out and get that.
“Midfield we have a lot of options if it’s not Scott McTominay it’s Matic, who has two Premier League winners’ medals to his name. He has experience of doing that.
“We have exciting players up front with a lot of pace we just need that stick-on no9 Harry Kane type – i’m not trying to sell him don’t worry Daniel [Levy]!
“But I believe that if they get that top player and i think they can because it’s Manchester United then I think they have a real chance.”