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Report: Man City ‘getting closer and closer’ to signing Grealish

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Pep Guardiola’s side are understood to be on the verge of completing a record-breaking transfer for the Aston Villa star.

Manchester City are “getting closer and closer” to signing Jack Grealish, reports transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Man City reportedly put a £100 million (€117.5m) offer on Aston Villa’s table for Grealish last week. While the bid was instantly accepted, the two clubs had been negotiating on the amount to be paid upfront.

However, they appear to have reached an agreement over the structure of the deal as now the only thing remaining is the “final details to be fixed with all parties involved”, according to Romano.

Sources suggest the player is already in Manchester to sign a five-year contract and that the move could be completed as early as this week before Man City’s Community Shield clash with Leicester City on Saturday.

The 25-year-old attacker is set to become the Sky Blues’ costliest player ever eclipsing Ruben Dias, who joined the club from Benfica for £62 million (€72.8).

Should the move go through, Grealish will also become the most expensive British signing ever – a record previously held by Paul Pogba, who moved to Manchester United from Juventus for £89 million (€104.5m) in 2016.