Chelsea’s interest in Jack Grealish could prevent Tottenham from signing the midfielder because the Blues would loan him back to Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports.
It is believed Grealish would jump at the chance to work with Mauricio Pochettino, who has an impressive track record when it comes to developing young English talent.
However, Chelsea are also keen on the Villa star, and Sky Sports believe they would be willing to loan Grealish back to the Championship club for the entirety of the 2018/19 season.
As a result, Villa are apparently more interested in doing business with Chelsea.
That suggests Grealish would slot straight into Tottenham’s first-team squad if they somehow manage to lure him from Villa Park.
The midfielder would be ideal as a deputy for Christian Eriksen as well as providing an option for Pochettino to play two central playmakers at the same time.
Whether Chelsea’s interest will have a detrimental effect on Spurs’ pursuit of Grealish remains to be seen.