Tottenham transfer news: I’ve been told THIS about Jack Grealish deal – Sky Sports man | Football | Sport

It appeared a deal was off earlier today when Spurs’ £25million bid which was knocked back by Aston Villa.

The midfielder, 22, has made it known he wants to leave after missing out on promotion last season after losing the Championship play-off final.

But Sky Sports pundit Rob Dorsett said an offer had been rejected – and that Grealish is staying put.

Although things took a twist this afternoon when Dorsett’s colleague Solhekol said a move could still be on with Grealish desperate to complete a transfer to Tottenham.

He tweeted: “Jack Grealish is very disappointed and disillusioned that Aston Villa are refusing to sell him to Spurs. Source close to the player has told us he was promised he could leave before Villa’s new owners arrived at the club last month. Grealish has not given up on moving to Spurs

Earlier, Dorsett revealed live on Sky that a move for Grealish was dead in the water with just hours to go until the deadline shuts. Clubs in England cannot make any new signings past 5pm on Thursday.

“Jack Grealish and his representatives were under the impression that a deal was close and that it would get over the line before the 5pm deadline and he’d become a Tottenham Hotspur player,” Dorsett told Sky Sports.

“I’ve been told Jack Grealish wanted – and still wants – that move and he’s very disappointed it hasn’t gone through.

“He wanted to go to the Premier League and a top four club to play Champions League football.

“It really appealed to him to play under Mauricio Pochettino who has talked so highly of him and saw him as part of his plans going forward.

“It’s a real blow for Jack Grealish and he’s now far from happy. It’s now down to Steve Bruce’s experience and all his man management skills – and he has an awful lot, he’s been in this situation with so many names in the past – to put an arm around Jack Grealish and say ‘you’re not going anywhere and I need you as part of my team going forward. I need you to be a key part of this team and push on to the Premier League.’

“Grealish did say before the final of the play-offs that he wanted to be a player in the Premier League with Aston Villa.

“I think his head has been turned by Tottenham’s interest. Now it’s Steve Bruce’s job to turn his head back round to the fact he’s an Aston Villa player and he has to fight for them going forward.

“Overall it’s the first baring of the teeth for Aston Villa’s new owners. This is a real statement of intent form them.

“They are prepared to look Daniel Levy in the eye and say ‘you’re not having him, he’s our player and he’s going nowhere’.”

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