Jack Grealish ‘will not be leaving Aston Villa this month’ after the club captain committed himself to helping his boyhood club escape relegation.
The 24-year-old is in line for an England call-up after scoring seven Premier League goals and supplying five assists this season.
This included a crucial late equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Brighton which kept 18th-placed Villa within a point of safety.
His excellent form this season has led to interest from Manchester United and others but, according to the Daily Mirror, Grealish will be staying at Villa Park for the time being.
Grealish is determined to keep Villa in the top-flight having captained them to victory in the Championship play-off final with Derby County at Wembley last May.
But there is expected to be plenty of interest from bigger clubs should Villa be relegated at the end of the season, despite Grealish being contracted there until the summer of 2023.
Grealish’s form has increased calls for him to be picked for the next England squad at the end of March and manager Gareth Southgate has watched him on several occasions this season.
There is also the possibility that Grealish could play again at Wembley in the final of the Carabao Cup after Villa drew 1-1 with Leicester City in the first leg of the semi-final.