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.

Grealish emerged as a top summer transfer target for Spurs earlier this week, and reports claim the Londoners have made a £15 million bid for the 22-year-old.

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.



  1. Greaslish will be a fool to go to Chelsea, they ain’t got a stable manager, haven’t for awhile now, Conte could go at anytime. They signed Barkley in January who yeah was injured but since returning has barely featured but will keep Greaslish.
    As a Spurs fan he’s not my first choice but Poch sees something and obviously has a plan that involves using him from the off. When you look at the work Poch has done with Winks (until his injury) then Greaslish would be foolish now to join, I think Winks would be at the World cup had he not picked up those injuries, Greaslish has to recognise that and the development in players in others positions to his like Alli, Son, Kane, Walker (before he left), Rose (prior to his injury) to realise that Poch is a fantastic coach for improving players and he clearly intends to stay at Spurs long-term

    • I am not sure why we (Spurs) are showing an interest in Grealish. We need to be purchasing players of a higher caliber with Champions League and/or more experienced top drawer Premier League players. Grealish is a bench player at best, and certainly isn’t good enough to deputise for Ericksen like this article suggests. We need winners with experience (like Bale) to improve the side, which would push us much closer to Manchester City next season; not Championship players who will not improve our squad.

      P.S. Phil, it is Grealish not Greaslish!!!

  2. We need a player who can turn it on and defeat a team almost single handedly. Something out of nothing. Grealish didn’t even show any sign of that against Fulham in a big championship game. Sessegnon did!

    We need a Douglas Costa, Dybala, Bale, Martial, Damari Grey, Isco, Yarmenlenko, Higuain?

      • He’s young and can go past a player with ease Pochettino would make him a quality player, plus it keeps our homegrown talent numbers up.

    • If u think Grey is better than Grealish then u can’t have watched them much.
      Either that, or u r a poor judge of a player. Grealish won’t be out of place amongst top players – he is destined for the top.

      • I know Grey has the ability to go past a player,

        Grealish in the championship play off final arguably his biggest game and what did he do? Oh yes missed a sitter.

        I’m not saying Grey is a world class player but he is a direct attacking threat that can play wide and give us another option.

        Eriksen, Winks, Dele, Lamela, Dembele and Dier to an extent are all above Grealish.

        If we do sign him then I hope he proves me wrong but we should be looking to bigger names than him. Grey was my example of a young English player.


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