Manchester United to ‘prioritise summer move for Jack Grealish’

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Manchester United will reportedly make Jack Grealish their No 1 transfer target in the summer with James Maddison set to stay at Leicester.

Grealish has been exceptional for Aston Villa this season, spearheading the side into the Carabao Cup final and contributing nine goals and five assists.

He will be a wanted man in the summer whatever Villa’s Premier League fate, and United are paying close attention, according to The Mirror

Manchester United face competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona for Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish has been identified as Manchester United’s No 1 transfer target this summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope the 25-year-old can lift the club after a turbulent season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope the 25-year-old can lift the club after a turbulent season

United see the 24-year-old as an exciting talent who could give Old Trafford a huge lift after what is proving to be a turbulent campaign.

A number of clubs are believed to be keeping tabs on Grealish, who came close to joining Tottenham almost two years ago.

The prospect of Grealish moving to United follows the likelihood of his close friend Maddison rebuffing offers from top clubs to commit his future to Leicester.

He had been strongly linked with a move to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side but now sees his future better suited under Brendan Rodgers. 

Grealish has been in exceptional form and helped Villa reach the final of the Carabao Cup

Grealish has been in exceptional form and helped Villa reach the final of the Carabao Cup

James Maddison appears increasingly likely to stay at Leicester as he closes in on a new deal

James Maddison appears increasingly likely to stay at Leicester as he closes in on a new deal

Maddison is expected to claim a hefty increase on his £55,000-a-week deal at the King Power with talks set to take place over the winter break.

He has made huge strides since joining from Norwich in 2018 and earned his first senior England cap last November.

Grealish however outshone Maddison when the two went toe-to-toe in the Carabao Cup semi-finals last month.

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