Aston Villa could ask for the services of Diogo Dalot and Sergio Romero to sanction Jack Grealish’s move to Manchester United in this transfer window.
Grealish soaked up the limelight as Aston Villa’s savior last season, helping his side retain their Premier League status despite a tumultuous campaign.
Manchester United’s interest in the English playmaker has been hitting the headlines for a year now, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his attacking options.
The parties have been negotiating the 24-year-old’s switch to Old Trafford behind the smokescreen, although Villa’s £75million asking price remains a stumbling block.
United initially thought about including some of their bit-players into the deal.
According to the Daily Mirror, the West Midlands outfit would be willing to accept the likes of Diogo Dalot and Sergio Romero as makeweights in a deal to ship Grealish to Manchester.
The imminent return of Dean Henderson means Romero has no future at the Theatre of Dreams, and United should have no problems renouncing his services.
Dalot is also a fringe figure at the club after failing to impress Solskjaer.
A question remains on whether Grealish could secure regular first-team action at Manchester United.
With Solskjaer already having an attack jammed-full of world-class talent, the highly-rated attacking midfielder might struggle to battle his way into the Norwegian’s starting XI.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are still hopeful of landing Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
The Englishman has been earmarked for the club’s marquee summer signing, but the Bundesliga giants have been reluctant to soften their stance on the 20-year-old’s £102million price tag.