MANCHESTER — Manchester United are still keen on signing Jack Grealish according to the British news media.
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Grealish was identified as one of the top transfer prospects for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the last transfer window, but a deal for the Aston Villa midfielder collapsed in September.
Manchester United seemed to have cool talks for the England international after the deal fell apart, but it is now understood that Solskjaer is still interested in the player and has told the hierarchy to renew talks over a possible deal.
According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils opted out of a £65m move four months ago after refusing to pay so much for Grealish at a time when clubs were directly impacted financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, with several other top clubs now showing serious interest in the player, it is believed Aston Villa are now demanding £100m for their talisman captain.
Manchester United brought in Donny van de Beek last summer for £40m to help bolster the midfield, but with Paul Pogba likely to leave at the end of the season, Solskjaer is seeking to freshen things up with some new talents.
Grealish has been in fine form for Aston Villa since signing a new deal – scoring five goals with six assists and collected three Man of the Match performances in the Premier League with an 81.8% pass success.
Manchester United are sitting second in the Premier League standings, while Aston Villa are sitting fifth.
The two will meet on Friday.