ASTON VILLA are determined “not to be bullied” on Jack Grealish’s asking price and will demand £80million even if they are relegated.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United for months as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bring him to Old Trafford.
He tops the Red Devils’ wanted list this summer with the Old Trafford giants already starting background checks on the Villa captain.
However, any hopes Solskjaer had of getting Grealish on the cheap should the Midlands outfit fail to stay in the top-flight have been dashed.
And The Mirror claims “they will not be hammered down from what they see as a fair market value” for their talisman even if it’s an immediate return to the Championship.
Villa are determined to keep hold of Grealish but if they do suffer the drop then the boyhood Villa fan is expected to hand in a transfer request.
But today’s report insists his employers will still be in a good position not to be haggled down due to the combined £12bn wealth of owners Nassef Sawaris and Wes Edens.
And their view is believed to be that Grealish’s valuation is on par with Harry Maguire, who United forked out £85m to Leicester City for last summer.
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