Spurs 'nowhere near' Jack Grealish valuation, says Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

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However, new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have steadied the ship after buying out Tony Xia.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce confirmed this week that Spurs have approached the club about Grealish but that the Premier League contenders "have got nowhere near the figure that they demand".

Spurs' original bid was believed to be around £20million, but Villa want closer to £40million before they consider doing the deal. "The one thing the owners have made pretty clear is that no one is for sale", said Bruce. "We don't want to lose our best players but it's football and it might happen", he said.

However, Terry had come out in response to such suggestions, stating that he has had no part to play in Grealish's future.

Spurs are in need of an extra English player to meet the regulations of the Champions League otherwise they would be forced to submit a lowered 20-man squad. The good thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap. The playmaker could bid farewell to his beloved West Midlands club as he is now odds-on to leave before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday, with Tottenham firm favourites to sign him. "So if somebody wants to come and buy one of our players then they are going to have to find a premium and make sure that the owners are comfortable with that".

The Sun, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Blues are closing in on a deal to bring Grealish to Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri prepares for his first full season at the club.

But both have struggled with injury in recent years and speaking about Moreira's signing on Friday, Bruce said: "It was an area we needed to address".