Man Utd and Aston Villa held fresh Jack Grealish talks with transfer still on

Manchester United and Aston Villa have held fresh talks over Jack Grealish this week – and a transfer could still be on.

The Red Devils had emerged as an interested club in the Englishman after an impressive season, scoring 10 goals and making eight assists to help them avoid Premier League relegations.

Villa’s captain, though, appeared to have dropped off the radar as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side continue to prioritise Jadon Sancho.

But the Mail have reported that United are still in contact with Villa over a £75m deal for the midfielder.

Talks have even taken place over the last week as the 24-year-old is “open” to the challenge of playing for a Champions League side.

Villa could take some players from Old Trafford in return, with Sergio Romero to be potentially included in a deal as Dean Henderson has committed his future at United.

It comes as Grealish suffered disappointment this week after being snubbed by Gareth Southgate in the latest England squad announcement for the upcoming Nations League games.

The Villa midfielder missed out on a place to Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips – and his former boss Tim Sherwood leapt to the 24-year-old’s defence.

He told Daily Star Sport: “Jack is a different player to Phillips. He's exceptional and he's vying to be the best No6 in that squad, sitting in and around the back four.

“I guess you'd have to give Jordan Henderson the nod just above him because of what he's done with Liverpool but after him, Phillips is better than the rest.

“He really is a player and he's got everything. Phillips is the full package.

"I know he hasn't had Premier League experience but when you get in among better players at international level, you shine and he could be wearing the England shirt for a long time to come.”

Grealish also made his feelings about the England snub known on social media.

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