Aston Villa close in on deal for goalkeeper Orjan Nyland

  • Aston Villa close in on deal for goalkeeper Orjan Nyland

Aston Villa close in on deal for goalkeeper Orjan Nyland

Aston Villa's hottest commodity Jack Grealish has all summer-long been linked strongly with Chelsea's rivals Spurs, but there are also some links to a move to Stamford Bridge, and the Express and Star carry the story that former Villa man John Terry could be helping to push such a transfer. Now, we all know what football is but at the moment Spurs haven't got anywhere near what the owners even want to consider.

"There's been discussions, I don't think we've had a formal bid". The one thing the owners have made pretty clear is that no-one is for sale. Villa were in a perilous financial state earlier this summer before Billionaire businessmen Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris injected a "significant investment" into the club, in return for co-ownership with Dr Tony Xia.

The 22-year-old is an attacking midfielder who has become a key player for Championship side Villa, but that has seen Premier League clubs circle for him. The playmaker could bid farewell to his beloved West Midlands club as he is now odds-on to leave before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday, with Tottenham firm favourites to sign him.

"He's a player who wants to play at the top". The good thing they have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap. If anybody wants to come and buy our players, they're going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it.

Grealish is a product of the Villa academy and was part of the team that lost in the Championship play-off final last season. The ambitious club will move into a new stadium this season.

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".