Liverpool consider move to rival Spurs, Chelsea for in-demand Villa star

Date published: Wednesday 20th June 2018 2:56

Liverpool have joined Tottenham and Chelsea in the race to sign in-demand Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, a report claims.

Villa are expected to offload winger Grealish this summer to the highest bidder, in an effort to raise much-needed funds, and amidst a cash crisis at the club.

Tottenham emerged as early favourites to land the 22-year-old, while our exclusive said Chelsea had also contacted Villa with a tempting deal that would see the player loaned back to the Championship club for the 2018/19 season.

However, The Sun now believes Liverpool have joined the hunt to sign him and could look to add him to their ranks ahead of a two-pronged assault for success in the Premier League and the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp has been searching for reinforcements since Mohamed Salah’s injury in the Champions League final highlighted a lack of depth in Liverpool’s squad – and the paper reckons Villa’s attacking midfielder could prove tempting.

Spurs have already offered £20m for the youngster, but Villa are holding out for double that. Whilst the London side’s flexibility is limited due to the costs incurred from their new stadium, Liverpool could be able to meet Villa’s demands, given that they were ready to spend £53m on Nabil Fekir.

Leicester City and Everton are also interested in Grealish, but he would reportedly prefer a move to either Liverpool or Spurs, who can both offer him a first taste of Champions League football next season.

 

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