Chelsea favourites to land Jack Grealish transfer this summer and beat Man Utd and City to England's Aston Villa star

CHELSEA are favourites to secure a transfer for Jack Grealish this summer, according to reports.

The Blues face strong competition from Manchester United and City for the Aston Villa captain.

But Fichajes state the West Londoners are in pole position to wrap up a £100million move.

That would smash the current British transfer record of £89m paid by United for Paul Pogba in 2016.

However, Roman Abramovich is willing to back Thomas Tuchel in the transfer market following his Champions League heroics.

Grealish, 25, is one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League.

He contributed six goals and 12 assists in 26 league games this season, missing the other 12 through injury.

The playmaker returned in time for the end of the campaign and earned his spot in Gareth Southgate's England Euros squad.

The Villans skipper is under contract at Villa Park until 2025 but it is thought Chelsea will test his club's resolve this summer with a reported £100m price tag on the academy graduate.

Dean Smith has already brought in Emi Buendia from Norwich while Emile Smith Rowe could be another target if he does not sign a new contract at Arsenal.


Chelsea are also on the hunt to bring in a new striker.

Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud have struggled to take hold of the No9 spot under Tuchel.

Abraham's time at Stamford Bridge appears to be over and he could be sold this summer.

Giroud, meanwhile, signed a new contract at the end of the season as Chelsea ensured he didn't leave for free.

The Frenchman, currently away with France at the Euros, could be on his way to AC Milan if a deal can be agreed.

Romelu Lukaku, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski have all been linked with a transfer to Chelsea but would all likely cost in excess of £100m.

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