Liverpool enter the battle to sign 24-year-old English attacker

Merseyside club are not expected to join the race for Man United transfer target Jack Grealish, reports claim. The 24-year-old playmaker has been linked with a mega-money move away from Birmingham this summer, after a string of fantastic performances for the relegation-threatened West Midlands outfit.

Merseyside club turned down the chance to sign Jack for only £25m in the summer of 2018 when Aston Villa were in financial difficulties and then opted against a move to land him in the most recent summer window.

Interest in Grealish has spiked this campaign after a series of dazzling displays in the Premier League, with Man City and Red Devils thought to be the frontrunners to lure him away from his boyhood club.

But despite former Villa and Everton forward Andy Gray suggesting the English playmaker would walk into any of the Premier League’s top-six Liverpool included Reds are unlikely to be in the hunt to add him.

Ex-Villa centre-forward Gabriel Agbonlahor thinks interest in Jack could prove futile and that he may end up staying at the club despite the inevitable offers he’ll have on the table. ‘It’s a tough one, but Villa’s owners have come out and said, they want to keep spending,’ Agbonlahor said.

‘This season, they’ve got a team together, lost a lot of players in the summer stay up, that’s the only goal, then they’ll go again in the summer. ‘If they go down, I think he’ll leave. If they stay up, it could be 50-50. If Villa goes out there and spend around £100m maybe… ‘If they go out and spend, he’s getting better players around him.’