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Chelsea favourites to land Jack Grealish ahead of Manchester United, City

Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

European champions Chelsea are favourites to secure a transfer for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish this summer.

Chelsea face strong competition from Manchester United and City for the Aston Villa captain.

But according to Fichajes, the West Londoners are in pole position to wrap up a £100million move.

That would smash the current British transfer record of £89m paid by United for Paul Pogba in 2016.

However, Roman Abramovich is willing to back Thomas Tuchel in the transfer market following his Champions League heroics.

Grealish, 25, is one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League.

He contributed six goals and 12 assists in 26 league games this season, missing the other 12 through injury.

The playmaker returned in time for the end of the campaign and earned his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England Euros squad.

Grealish is under contract at Villa Park until 2025 but it is thought Chelsea will test his club’s resolve this summer with a reported £100m price tag on the academy graduate.

Villa manager Dean Smith has already brought in Emi Buendia from Norwich while Emile Smith Rowe could be another target if he does not sign a new contract at Arsenal.

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