Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly chasing young British talent, and Grealish is the latest name to be linked.
The 19-year-old has been one of the highlights of the revival under Tim Sherwood, playing a big part in their survival push in the Premier League and especially in their FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool, in which he was arguably their star performer.
City are keen to add British talent to their ranks in the future so as to avoid further repercussions from Financial Fair Play, while manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted earlier in the season that the club’s current crop of young players is not yet ready for first team football, per the Daily Mail.
A move remains unlikely this summer, according to the paper, but would be a possibility for next season should he continue his fine form.
As already mentioned, City are desperate for home-grown talent, with Pellegrini's men also being linked with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Ross Barkley and John Stones - per the Daily Mail.
They aren’t the only club tracking Grealish, though, with Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham also keeping an eye on him. Villa, though, remain confident of keeping him until at least the end of next season.
A move for Grealish doesn’t come as much of a surprise given his form and City’s well publicised desire for home-grown talent, so expect more rumours once transfer season gets into full swing.