Date: 23rd July 2018 at 5:00pm
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Fulham and Crystal Palace have enquired about Jack Grealish as Tottenham struggle to agree on a transfer fee for the midfielder, according to the Mirror.

The two London clubs have entered the fray with Spurs said to be stalling on a bid for our no.10 in order to lower the asking price. However, the investment from NSWE means the pressure to sell is not as urgent, although there is still the pressing need to plug a £40m gap due to Financial Fair Play.

Fulham are believed to be more keen than Palace on making a deal happen, with the Telegraph also confirming the Cottagers’ interest in the 22-year-old. But the newspaper believes Jack has his heart set on moving to Tottenham to get Champions League football.

Still, the presence of two other teams in the race for Grealish could force Spurs chairman’s Daniel Levy’s hand into offering a higher amount, but we will have to wait and see on this one.

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2 Replies to “Two New Clubs Have Entered The Battle To Sign Villa Talisman”

  • There is no way Palace or Fulham will part with the sort of cash we are looking for, although it may well make Spurs up their offer if there are other bidders

  • I am not completely convinced by the validity of the Mirror’s reporting, but if other clubs are on the scene, it is good news. Any extra demand can only help to raise Grealish’s fee. However, I do have my doubts many suitors will offer north of £20M and wonder if there are some tactics at play to try and stir up a better bid from Spurs.

    Despite the recent influx of cash from our new owners, I cannot see how our bargaining position has changed markedly. We still have FFP to address and we really cannot delay a solution until January and hope we can do all the business we need to at that point. Funds are often more limited at that time.

    Despite the numerous stories suggesting various players being on the brink of departure and Bruce’s recent proclamation that nobody’s taking his boys on the cheap, we have so far sold a grand total of none.

    With the transfer window shutting shortly, we need to get a shift on. I know last minute deals are often arranged by design, but if we need to collect between £30-£50M income (depending on who you read) and possibly bring in the odd freebie, we are running it very tight.

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