Manchester United are finalising their plans for an important transfer window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to accelerate his rebuild.
The Reds need at least three signings to significantly close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool ahead of next season.
According to James Robson of the Evening Standard, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is a player that has been identified as a prime target by Solskjaer.
Grealish has led his boyhood club’s bid for survival this season, but is largely expected to leave Villa Park this summer to further his career, regardless of whether his side avoid relegation.
Solskjaer will be delighted with the impact Bruno Fernandes has had since his arrival in January, and hopes Grealish could have a similar effect at Old Trafford.
Robson’s report claims United believe they can complete the transfer of the 24-year-old for £60m this summer as Solskjaer looks to build a British core to his squad.
This is considerably less than the £80m that would be demanded at the very least for fellow midfield target James Maddison.
Grealish is a versatile player that can operate in the inside left channel or in behind the striker, making him an attractive option for Solskjaer.
Despite Grealish’s questionable off the field past, we feel this is a transfer that United could realistically conclude this summer.