Mauricio Pochettino has many young English talents within his squad, and wanted to add another.
Aston Villa are digging their heels in when it comes to keeping the attacker and have vowed not to sell him this summer.More news: Everton on threshold of signing Bernard from Shakhtar Donetsk on free transfer
Grealish featured in Aston Villa's 3-1 Championship win over Hull City on Monday night, but the England U21 global has been linked with a move to the Premier League ever since the Villans failed to win promotion from the second tier last season, and Villa manager Steve Bruce has gone on record saying that he hopes the Midlands club can keep hold of their sparkling midfielder.
Grealish's future has been in doubt after Villa failed to clinch promotion to the Premier League last season, with Spurs, Leicester City and West Ham United all linked with the 22-year-old.More news: Chelsea set to sign Real Madrid star in exchange for Courtois
Despite only finding the net three times last campaign, Grealish was an attacking threat as the club came agonisingly close to a return to the Premier League. Nevertheless, he is the type that will get his head down and perform, and Grealish is now expected to be in Bruce's line-up for the Wigan clash at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
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