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Villa losing fight to keep hold of midfielder with Jack Grealish to complete Man City move next week

Manchester City will reportedly be finalizing the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa next week.

The Sky Blues are close to completing a deal for the in-form 25-year-old midfielder, who seems dead set not to extend his contract at Villa Park after having been lured by the opportunity of playing Champions League football at the Etihad.

The supposed deal for the hot England international is allegedly in its advanced stages, with the League champions confident of wrapping up the deal for Grealish in the coming weeks, despite it having been suggested that Villa are all geared up to offer a club-record contract upwards of upwards of £150,000 per week to their captain.

Recent reports are also saying City are all set to make an opening gambit of £75 million (plus add-ons) for Grealish this week although news has it that Villa that have ‘no intention’ to cash in on their star man, unless an offer worth £100 million is presented on the table.

According to Wayne Vevsey of Football Insider, Grealish is edging closer to a move to City, and is expected to complete a transfer to Pep Guardiola’s side as soon as he returns from holiday next week.

The England international has been allowed a longer leave of absence as he recovers after featuring at the European Championships, where Gareth Southgate’s side fell just short in the final as they lost to Italy on penalties.

It has also been stated that the Champions League finalists have offered a huge contract to Grealish, who has four years left on his current deal with his boyhood club.

City are reportedly willing to splash their transfer record to bring Kane and Grealish to the Etihad Stadium this summer, with Guardiola keen to add both players to his ranks as contrary to reports suggesting that the Premier League champions will need to prioritize one over the other.