Bruce: Tottenham nowhere near Grealish deal

Steve Bruce has insisted Tottenham are nowhere near matching Aston Villa’s valuation of Jack Grealish.

The midfielder has been tipped to move this summer, with Spurs interested in a potential deal to take him to north London.

However, Villa boss Bruce, speaking at a press conference, denied that a deal is close.

Villa’s financial position has been transformed by a recent takeover, meaning the Championship club do not have to sell.

“We don’t want to lose our best players, but they’re aware of course is that everyone has their price,” Bruce said.

“The best thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap.

“So if someone wants to buy our players, they’re going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it.

“We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider – so there’s not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’ve not got anywhere near the figure they demand.”

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