Aston Villa co-owner Nassef Sawiris 'slaps huge £80m price tag on Manchester United target Jack Grealish' with club desperate to keep hold of inspirational captain

Aston Villa co-owner Nassef Sawiris has reportedly placed a hefty £80million price-tag on star man and Manchester United target Jack Grealish this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are firmly interested in the Villa captain, whose goals and performances have kept his side in the Premier League this season. 

Grealish scored on Sunday in the 1-1 draw at West Ham which confirmed Villa’s survival and now, according to The Mirror, stubborn businessman Sawiris wants at least as much as United paid to Leicester last year for defender Harry Maguire, totalling £80m. 

The report details that the Egyptian co-owner is not prepared to let his star asset leave on the cheap, even though the 24-year-old himself is considering his future this week. 

Grealish stayed at Villa when they were last relegated and despite captaining the side to promotion and now survival, the attacking midfielder does have ambitions to win trophies. 

As well as United, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is also an admirer of the uncapped Englishman. 

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