Chelsea set to hijack Manchester City move for 25-year-old star

Reports in Italy state that Chelsea FC are looking to hijack Manchester City’s bid to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

Italian website TransferMarketWeb, as quoted by Caught Offside, is reporting that the Blues have entered the race to sign the England international.

The report says that Aston Villa are looking to secure an £88m transfer fee and Manchester City have already agreed to meet the Premier League side’s asking price.

Manchester City are in pole position to sign the 25-year-old given that Pep Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of the flamboyant playmaker.

But TransferMarketWeb believe Chelsea FC are ready to enter the fray and pull off a last-ditch transfer swoop for the Aston Villa skipper to deal a blow to Manchester City.

Grealish has also agreed to a five-year deal with the defending champions, according to the report.