Aston Villa have set a new asking price for Jack Grealish after they stayed in the Premier League with Arsenal now interested, according to reports.
The Villa captain had been widely tipped to leave the club regardless of whether they avoided relegation, with Manchester United rumoured to be leading the race for the playmaker.
However, Villa’s survival on the final day of the season means they are likely to demand more for Grealish and that seems to have put Man Utd off.
Grealish has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season despite Villa’s struggles, scoring eight goals and providing six assists.
A fresh report in Sky Sports claims that Grealish ‘is not for sale’ and they won’t sell for ‘anything under £80m’.
Arsenal have ‘registered an interest’ in Grealish ‘but did not follow up that enquiry’ with a ‘number of clubs are willing to pay between £50m and £60m’.
However, Villa want more for Grealish, who has three years remaining on his contract at Villa Park and they are unlikely to be pressured into a sale.
The report adds that Man Utd are now ‘unlikely’ to sign Grealish, while Arsenal’s transfer budget may not allow them to stretch for the playmaker.