Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce insists that Tottenham’s bid for Jack Grealish is “nowhere near” the club’s valuation for the player.
Standard Sport claims that Tottenham have an opening bid of £20million offer for 21-year-old and that they remain confident of wrapping up a deal before the summer transfer window closes on August 9.
Villa, however, are holding out for bigger fee after they received an injection of cash that has stopped them needing to sell their prized assets.
Bruce said: “We don’t want to lose our best players, but they’re aware of course that everyone has their price.
“The best thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap.
“So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it.
“We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider. So there is not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’ve got nowhere near the figure they demanded.”
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