Aston Villa close in on deal for goalkeeper Orjan Nyland

Jack Grealish

However, new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have steadied the ship after buying out Tony Xia.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce admits he's spoken to Jack Grealish about the interest of Tottenham.

Spurs' original bid was believed to be around £20million, but Villa want closer to £40million before they consider doing the deal.

The Sun also say Thibaut Courtois has told Chelsea he will not sign a new deal and will leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer unless they sell him before then. The one thing the owners have made pretty clear is that no-one is for sale. They're aware, though, that every player has got his price. "We don't want to lose our best players but it's football and it might happen", he said. "The best thing the [new] owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap", the manager said.

Technically gifted and with an eye for a pass, Grealish so often raises his game for the big occasion and he could be another English player who comes on leaps and bounds under the tutelage of Pochettino.

"So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it", the 57-year-old added.

Terry departed the Villans after the club lost 1-0 to Fulham in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium in May, meaning the Midlands side will once again ply their trade in England's second-highest division.

Tottenham are yet to make a single signing in the summer transfer window and the deadline is just around the corner on Thursday.

The Championship season starts tonight with the Premier League season beginning next Friday.

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