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Report: Aston Villa Interested In Manchester United Duo In Grealish Exchange

Report: Aston Villa Interested In Manchester United Duo In Grealish Exchange

This off-season hasn't been ideal for Jack Grealish. It was widely expected that the Aston Villa player would earn a first call-up to the England senior squad, only to be overlooked by Gareth Southgate.

At club level, many expected he would secure a big money move away from Villa Park. Grealish had been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, but there has been little movement on any transfer.

Aston Villa's asking price is likely to a stumbling block in any potential deal. It has been claimed that they would seek a fee of around £80million for their prized asset, a fee most clubs would never consider for the 24-year old.

However, that price could be lowered if the club were to receive players coming in the other direction.

According to the Daily Star, Aston Villa would be interested in taking Manchester United Sergio Romero and Diogo Dalot in part-exchange in a Grealish transfer.

Dean Smith's side are in the market for a goalkeeper having used a combination of Pepe Reina and Ørjan Nyland in the second half of last season. Romero is also likely to be available with the news that Dean Henderson is set to remain at Old Trafford for the upcoming season. Dalot is thought to be seen as expandable by United.

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Whether they see a move for the Villa man as realistic is another matter. Jadon Sancho remains their primary target, although there has been little movement on that deal in recent weeks.

You would imagine it unlikely that the club would sanction deals for both Grealish and Sancho, with defensive reinforcements also required.

With the midfielder soon to turn 25-years old, this could likely be Grealish's final opportunity to secure a move to a top English club.

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Gary Connaughton

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