Steve Bruce reveals why Spurs have not signed Jack Grealish yet

However, the arrival of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens as majority owners at Villa has helped ease the financial burden on the club and they are no longer in a position where they have to sell their best players, albeit they do still need to raise £40m to fall into line with Financial Fair Play.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has claimed Tottenham are "nowhere near" matching the club's valuation for midfielder Jack Grealish.

Spurs' original bid was believed to be around £20million, but Villa want closer to £40million before they consider doing the deal.

Currently Chelsea are the second favourites in the markets to sign Jack Grealish, but a move to north London is currently looking more likely.

The 22-year-old has Premier League experience too, having played 34 times in the top flight for the club. The one thing the owners have made pretty clear is that no-one is for sale.

Bruce said Tottenham would have to pay a premium to get their man before the transfer window closes on August 9.

'We don't want to lose our best players, but they're aware of course that everyone has their price. The good thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap.

Andre Moreira, a client of Mendes, has already joined the club, but Bruce insists he is working with a number of agents as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of the Championship season. "So if somebody wants to come and buy one of our players then they are going to have to find a premium and make sure that the owners are comfortable with that".

"The story has come out because we've taken a player from a certain agent".

Boss Steve Bruce is hopeful of completing a deal for the 27-year-old, who now plays for German Second Division outfit FC Ingolstadt.

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