Aston Villa are reportedly set to hand captain Jack Grealish a bumper new deal in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester United.
The attacking-midfielder has been a standout star for Dean Smith’s side this season in their first year back in the Premier League.
Grealish has managed to find the backing of the net an impressive nine times already, setting up a further seven goals.
But his trademark daring runs and willingness to take on defenders is what has made the 24-year-old so eye catching on his return to the top flight.
His stellar performances appear to have caught the eye of several rival clubs too, with Manchester United thought to be keen on a summer move.
But the Mirror claim that Villa will break the bank to keep Grealish in Birmingham by offering him a huge pay rise.
The England and Ireland youth international improved his terms at the club to £70,000-a-week before they secured promotion from the Championship last season.
But it’s thought the new offer being put on the table could see him treble his wages with a cool £10m-a-year deal.
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Villa boss Smith has also dropped a huge hint that Grealish will remain in his plans by praising the club’s billionaire owners’ vision for his side.
“We’ve got two magnificent owners who want this club to be successful,” Smith said.
“They will be working very hard to make sure our best players stay at this football club.”
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