Paper round-up: London clubs chase Grealish deal

Crystal Palace and Fulham have joined Tottenham in a race to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Mirror say Palace and Fulham have contacted Villa about Grealish, who has been widely tipped to join Spurs.

While both players were being linked with other Premier League clubs, Fulham’s interest in Grealish and Jean Michael Seri was first reported by West London Sport last month.

Seri has since joined the Whites from Nice and it now appears that they are pursuing their interest in Grealish, who has been widely tipped to leave Villa this summer.

The Times reports that Villa boss Steve Bruce has warned that Grealish will not be sold on the cheap following a major investment in the Championship club by Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and American financier Wes Edens.

Bruce said: “I know for a fact from the owners — new investors — anybody wanting to buy Jack Grealish will not buy him on the cheap.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Manchester United, who have been linked with Toby Alderweireld, want one of the Spurs defender, Leicester’s Harry Maguire or Leonardo Bonucci of AC Milan this summer.

Fulham are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund’s former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle, the Mail also say.

And Chelsea are considering accepting a £65m bid from Barcelona for Willian, again according to the Mail.

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