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‘Absolutely no deal’ – Reported Man United target’s agent clarifies rumours

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has not been contacted by Manchester United, his agent Jonathan Barnett revealed in an interview with Stretty News.

The 24 year old has been heavily linked with United for a while.

However, Barnett rejected those claims and said that the Grealish’s sole focus is on helping Villa avoid relegation.

The Midlands club sit in 18th place, four points behind Watford with a game in hand against Grealish’s reported suitors United on Thursday.

“Absolutely no deal has been done with anybody,” Barnett said unequivocally.

He also claimed that Villa are confident they will manage to escape relegation and the England international is not thinking about anything other than that.

“I don’t think they’re [Aston Villa] looking at the Championship themselves, they believe that hopefully they’ll get out of the trouble they’re in.

“Jack believes it, he’s fighting hard, as hard as he can to stop that. That’s all that is on his mind at the moment.

“He’s not interested in anything else other than fighting to get Aston Villa out of any trouble.”

However, he did not rule out a move in the summer as he believes playing in the Champions League is a natural progression in his career.

“On the other hand, I think as far as his career is concerned, it would be great for him to play in the Champions League and develop his great skills and i’m not sure in which country or where that will be.

“But that conversation won’t happen now because all he wants to do is fight and help Aston Villa.”

Grealish has impressed in his first season back in the top flight with his boyhood club with only Kevin de Bruyne creating more chances than him and no player having been fouled more in the Premier League.

Villa’s reliance on him has been exposed since the restart with the club having picked up only two points from five matches as Grealish’s form has dropped off slightly.

It remains to be seen whether a deal will be agreed with the Red Devils’ primary target is well known to be Jadon Sancho who will not come cheap either.

Grealish has shown considerable loyalty in his career so far but he may be on the move to greener pastures soon irrespective of the outcome of Villa’s relegation fight.

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