EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea offer Villa incentive in bid for £30m Grealish

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Chelsea are hoping to beat a number of Premier League rivals to Jack Grealish after TEAMtalk learnt the Blues have offered Aston Villa a package they believe will seriously tempt them to do business.

Villa are demanding £40million for the England U21 midfielder, though their financial difficulties means they will have a hard time getting anywhere near their asking price for their talented youngster.

But according to our sources, Chelsea are ready to spend up to £30million on Grealish AND are willing loan him back to Villa for the 2018/19 season, in the hope that could be enough to land the 22-year-old.

Despite the interest in his services, TEAMtalk has also learnt that Grealish had wanted to stay at Villa Park for at least another 12 months – that in spite of their failure to return to the Premier League through the play-offs.

However, the Birmingham-born star will move on if it helps ease their financial woes – with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle all also keen.

However, Chelsea’s proposal to Villa could yet force their hand.

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The Blues are always looking for young talent and whilst Grealish would be unlikely to push for a first-team place at this stage in his career, the club’s hierarchy believe he could be a major investment and they would be willing to let him stay at Villa Park for a further 12 months.

Villa will have to give serious thought to Chelsea’s proposal, but having slapped a price-tag of £40million on the star, it remains to be seen if anyone will get near that valuation.


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