Villa have endured a torrid season in the Premier League thus far, undertaking a 19-game winless run which has left them rooted to the foot of the table – 11 points adrift of safety.
Grealish is widely regarded as Villa’s outstanding talent, yet he has featured sporadically this season and has already found himself in a spot of bother with new boss Remi Garde.
The former Republic of Ireland U21 international could sson become one of the most desirable targets on the market considering Villa’s precarious position, and odds are even available on a potential January exit.
As per Oddschecker, Derby County currently lead the way as favourites to sign the quality winger with odds of 6/1, while Queens Park Rangers are second on the list at 8/1.
Fellow Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Stoke City and Liverpool also make the list but it’s the two Championship outfits which are the so-called front-runners.
It’s worth pointing out that the odds of Grealish staying at Villa is 1/8, which is extremely likely, but the fact that there is a market available on him underlines that there is an element of uncertainty.
The Rams currently sit in second spot in the Championship table and look well set to replace Villa in the top-flight, despite suffering a recent 2-0 defeat at league leaders Middlesbrough.
Derby are in the market for a new winger this month and Grealish would undoubtedly be a superb acquisition, yet Villa certainly wouldn’t sell him for cheap and FFP would likely restrict a move.