The midfielder has been one of the Premier League’s most notable players this season and has been tipped to move away from Villa Park, with Manchester City being the team most regularly linked.
More Chelsea have now outstripped other contenders, according to Spanish media Transfers.
The report claims that the Blues – who are expected to spend big again this summer after the glory of the Champions League – are now the “favorites” to land the skipper of Villa.
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Grealish has scored seven goals and won ten assists for his childhood club this season, although he missed much of it with injury.
His form saw him included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, although reports suggest he could start the tournament on the bench.
The 25-year-old is under contract at Villa until 2025 after signing a new contract in September, meaning Dean Smith is under no pressure to sell him this summer.
And the Villans have reportedly slapped a £ 100million prize on the English man’s shoulders to keep teams going in circles.
But the former defender of Villa Alan Hutton says his former club will struggle to keep captain if he performs well at Euro 2020.
“I really hate to talk about it, but it’s part of it. He’s a fantastic player. For me, he would start (for England), it’s obvious.
“Obviously opinions differ, but he would be in my starting XI. He just makes things happen. People talk about how many times he gets gunk around the box, but it’s not just him.
“He offers everything, he can play in midfield, wide left, number 10. He’s a creator and he can score goals. If he goes, starts and has a good tournament, it’s going to be difficult to keep him.
“We know people like Man City are circling around him, talking about £ 100million. That kind of money, it would be difficult to try to keep it. He was definitely Villa’s main man, their talisman. He kept them the other season.
“I think they would have done even better last season if it hadn’t been for an injury. It’s one of those things, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
“I hope he stays because the way the team is shaping up right now and the additions that could come, they can be a real strength next season. “
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