Aston Villa may reportedly have to sell their prized assets to meet Financial Fair Play rules – including Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish.
The 24-year-old is having a fine campaign under manager Dean Smith, with Villa sat in 17th in the PL.
His displays have led to calls for Gareth Southgate to include the player in his England plans, while Manchester United are keeping a close eye on him with the view to a summer move.
And Villa may be forced to sell with the newly-promoted side reportedly at risk of breaching FFP rules.
The Mail claims they must raise millions in star sales or by dropping their wage bill to meet the guidelines.
Jack is Villa’s biggest asset while there is also likely to be serious interest in midfielder John McGinn.
Smith will be confident of slashing the wage budget will ensure quickfire sales aren’t necessary.
Jack was given a rare rest in midweek as the star was an unused substitute for the EFL Cup quarter-final win against Liverpool.
Villa will now face Leicester City over two legs in the semi-final as the club bid to reach the final for the first time since 2010.
Meantime, Juventus have reportedly made a breakthrough in the pursuit of Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently insisted that the midfielder will not be sold in January, but according to Tuttosport, Manchester United could now be prepared to do business with Bianconeri.
The report states that the 20-time English champions are open to an offer of £52 million plus Emre Can, who has struggled to earn minutes in Turin during the 2019-20 term.