During this Summers’ transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur declared their interest in signing Aston Villa youngster, Jack Grealish, but they’ve come up against stiff competition as Liverpool are also in the chase, according to The Sun.
That would make a rather interesting battle!
Reportedly, the North London outfit are exploring the possibilities of securing the attacking player for £20m – less than what Aston Villa have rated the 22-year-old at.
The Championship outfit value the former England Under-21 international at £40m, but Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is looking to take advantage of the West Midlands’ side financial situation by forcing them to sell at a lower price.
The likes of Everton, and Leicester City have also been been linked with a move for the Birmingham-born midfielder, but neither of them have the lure Liverpool have in terms of ambition.
In other news, Manchester United have heard of the availability of Jerome Boateng, and have been informed that he can be signed, but is not cheap by any means!
As Jose Mourinho delves into strengthening his defence, United will have to stump up £50m (according to Manchester Evening News) if they are to sign the defender.
Despite The Red Devils negotiating with Tottenham Hotspur over Toby Alderweireld, alternatives are being sought after should a deal fail to work out, with Boateng a priority.
Boateng – who spent a season with Manchester City (2010/11) is also believed to be an interest of Juventus, but United are concerned with his fitness.
Speaking of Manchester city, they’re hoping to finalise a deal to bring Napoli midfielder Jorginho, in preparation of their title defence.
Should the Italy international sign, he will be the first Summer signing for the reigning Premier League champions, and according to reports from The Mirror, City will shell out £46.5m.
The Brazilian-born man has longed to play under Pep Guardiola – according to his agent, and his [Jorginho] dream looks set to be realised.
Manchester City are still perceived to be interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, but the East Midlands side are playing hard to get by slapping a £65m price tag on the Algerian.