GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS,
SunSport can reveal that Jack Grealish’s camp believe they have got the green light for him to leave Aston Villa — paving the way for a £100million move to Manchester City.
City boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to bring the England star to the Etihad this summer as he plots a title defence and to finally win the club’s first Champions League.
Villa have remained insistent they do not want to sell the 25-year-old, who has four years left to run on the current deal with his boyhood club.
But SunSport understands talks with Grealish’s agents Stellar over the past few weeks have left his team happy they now have an agreement which would allow the playmaker to quit once the Euros are over.
City have indicated they would be willing to break the current British transfer record, which sits at the £89m Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.
And with Grealish wanting to step up to Champions League football, Villa understand they cannot stand in his way.
City have delayed any official offer while the player is on Euros duty.
But they are expected to make their move in July so Grealish can begin pre-season training with them.
Meanwhile, Graham Potter has emerged as the latest front-runner to be the new Tottenham manager.
But former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is also back in contention after another day of drama in the North London club’s long-running hunt.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keen on Brighton boss Potter being as successful as his last raid for a South Coast rookie, when he snapped up Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton in 2014.
The Seagulls chief is earning widespread praise for improving the Sussex strugglers’ style of play while managing to keep them in the Premier League.
Levy has been searching for a permanent boss since sacking Jose Mourinho in April.
And finally, Jose Mourinho has held talks with Henrikh Mkhitaryan since joining Roma to repair his relationship with midfielder, according to reports
And the pair have reportedly cleared the air after falling out at Manchester United, with Mkhitaryan starting just 26 league games in 18 months under Mourinho.
Mkhitaryan, 32, even agreed a new one-year deal with the Serie A club at the beginning of the month.
He is happy to play under the Portuguese, and was convinced to stay after the pair held a meeting, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The report claims the duo have even joked with each other about their time at Old Trafford, and it is now firmly behind them.