Chelsea are now favourites to seal deal for England and Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish, after making a bid for the player, this is according to report.
Grealish joined Aston Villa as a six year old and ascended through the grades of the club to become a key figure for their senior team. Although the Villans failed to gain promotion to the Premier league, it was Grealish’s barnstorming display that earned them a play-off.
The barnstorming display of the 22-year-old winger caught the attention of several Premier league clubs including Arsenal and Tottenham. However, Chelsea are looking to steal a march on their rivals and they have tabled a £30m bid for the player, with the option of loaning him back to the Villans for another year, claims Teamtalk
While Arsenal and Manchester United have started to bolster their squad, Chelsea are yet to do same. However, the Blues have been linked with several top-notch players but Grealish could be their first summer signing.
There is so much uncertainty surrounding the future of Eden Hazard for Chelsea and their interest in Grealish may just be an indication that they are resigned to losing the Belgian attacking stalwart.
Conte has called on the top brass of Chelsea to sign top-notch players but it is left to be seen who they sign.