Man Utd 'will have to fork out £100m for Jack Grealish transfer' after rejecting chance to buy him for £65m in summer

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly still keen on signing Jack Grealish after missing out on him in September.

But they will have to fork out a whopping £100million to Aston Villa to sign the star.

The 25-year-old is heading to Old Trafford tonight to captain his hometown team against the Red Devils.

However, he could have been lining up against the Villans if United had agreed to Villa’s asking price during the summer transfer window.

Now the Daily Mail claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are still keen on a deal for the England international.

Grealish looked set to leave Villa for United just a few months ago until the move broke down over his valuation.

Solskjaer’s club would only offer a maximum of £65m, which was £35m short of what Villa wanted.

United then pulled out of a deal due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic after splashing £39m on Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

Grealish then went on to sign a new five-year contract at Villa, ensuring his talents remain at maximum value for interested parties.

And United are not the only ones keen on securing the signature of the playmaker, who has scored six times and provided eight assists in 15 games this season.

They are among a host of European big boys reportedly ‘still weighing up a bid’ for the playmaker this summer.

Speaking about Grealish ahead of tonight’s game, United boss Solskjaer said: “I don't want to say too much about other teams' players but of course he's a player we know we have to look for.

“He's a player for Aston Villa and England who has only improved.

“The goal he scored last season was a brilliant goal and we've faced him enough times to know it's going to be a difficult game.”

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