Last Word On Football’s Football Transfer News looks at the latest news and rumours from around world football. Today’s edition looks at the Football League. We take a look at Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, plus, Fulham set a price tag for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Football League Transfer News: Latest on Jack Grealish, Mitrovic, Collins and Downing
Villa Boss Fights Off Interest in Jack Grealish
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has warned clubs that they will need to pay a fortune to purchase Jack Grealish.
The Villains take on Derby County in the Championship play-off final on Monday; however, it is understood that the midfielder will leave Villa Park if they fail to win at Wembley.
Tottenham Hotspur were interested in the midfielder after Villa’s play-off final disappointment last year but failed to agree a fee, and Smith will not let his captain leave cheaply.
“If we don’t go up he’ll cost someone a hell of a lot of money if they want to buy him.” said Smith. “For me he is committed to Aston Villa and we’ve not even spoken about it otherwise.”
Fulham Set Price Tag For Mitrovic
The London Evening Standard reports that Fulham have set a £30 million price-tag for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Manchester United Move Likely For Collins
Stoke City’s chances of retaining defender Nathan Collins appear to have taken a blow.
The Potters are determined to retain the teenager despite top-flight interest. However, the Stoke Sentinel claim that Darren Fletcher‘s imminent appointment as a transfer advisor at United means bad news for Stoke.
It is reported that Fletcher was a big fan of Collins after keeping tabs on his rise towards the first team this term.
Doncaster Rovers Target Released Defender
The 27-year-old’s contract was not extended by Rovers after ending the season with a failed promotion bid with Doncaster.