City filed a £ 100million offer for the England playmaker on Friday as Villa faces a huge fight to keep his talisman this summer.
Since then, claims have emerged that Grealish could undergo a medical exam early next week, but Birmingham and direct understands that Villa is hoping to convince Grealish to stay in B6.
Should Grealish decide to leave his childhood club it would set a new UK transfer record, surpassing the £ 89million paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba.
Villa fans desperately need Grealish to reject City’s advances and BBC specialist Jenas has said he is unsure if this is the best move for him.
“From Jack’s perspective, it all depends on Guardiola’s plans for Phil Foden,” Jenas told The Daily Star.
“Phil spent the entire last year on that Manchester City left side, and was brilliant, and that’s where Jack is playing.
“There have been a lot of times when players on the left at City have gone missing.
“Leroy Sane had to get out of there, Sterling last year, even as brilliant as he was, didn’t have a game last year.
“I find it hard to say he shouldn’t go, for Jack I just don’t know if Man City is the place for him. “
Birmingham and direct understands that Villa has made a huge contract offer to Grealish to help convince him to stay, but the decision to join City will be up to the player himself.
In a bid to test Villa’s resolve, City have also included much-loved winger Morgan Rogers as part of the deal.
Villa writer Ashley Preece said: “Villa refuses to discuss anything about Grealish who today was left out of his kit’s outdoor launch. Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens remain confident to keep their star man with £ 200,000 a week new contract on the table awaiting his signing.
Grealish returns to Bodymoor Heath on Monday with talks taking place as soon as he enters the building. It is clear that City have been encouraged to engage in a record-breaking move by representatives of Grealish.
“I repeat, Villa will stand firm. However, BirminghamLive was told the owners have a plan if Grealish wants to leave. “