£20m bid 'nowhere near' asking price for Grealish, says Bruce

£20m bid 'nowhere near' asking price for Grealish, says Bruce

Villa have reportedly slapped a £35m price tag on Grealish but Villans boss, Steve Bruce, said last week that "Spurs haven't got anywhere near what the owners want to consider", with Spurs owner Daniel Levy apparently tabling an offer of £20m so far. "The one thing the owners have made pretty clear is that no one is for sale", he said.

This, combined with narrowly-averted financial ruin at Villa, has meant rumours of a move away have been non-stop regarding Villa midfielder Grealish and a potential transfer to a Premier League club.

Spurs are in need of an extra English player to meet the regulations of the Champions League otherwise they would be forced to submit a lowered 20-man squad.

"We don't want to lose our best players, but they're aware of course is that everyone has their price".

"The one thing we're able to do is be in a much better bargaining position because now, if Spurs want to buy him, they will have to buy him at a premium that in the last few weeks they haven't been able to get to.

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So there is not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they've got nowhere near the figure they demanded".

Bruce has also rubbished talk that super-agent Jorge Mendes is helping to run the club, following reports that he is recommending players to new owner Nassef Sawiris.

But both have struggled with injury in recent years and speaking about Moreira's signing on Friday, Bruce said: "It was an area we needed to address".

"I think if he goes to a club like that he will keep progressing". If he brings me the quality of player that Wolves have signed previous year then I'd also be delighted. "If any agent has the right player, then we'll deal with it".

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