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Aston Villa chief jokes that Jack Grealish can leave this summer if Real Madrid make an offer

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Aston Villa don't intend to sell Jack Grealish this summer.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Keith WynessKeith Wyness

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness has told the Daily Mail that there is 'no intention' of selling playmaker Jack Grealish this summer.

Villa head into the summer with some big decisions to make, with The Mirror claiming that manager Steve Bruce has just £1million to spend due to Financial Fair Play problems at Villa Park.

Bruce may have to sell some players to fund signings, and one player who could be touted for a move away from Villa Park this summer is Jack Grealish.

Grealish, 21, has come up through the ranks with Villa, but has failed to rekindle the spark he showed in his opening performances under Tim Sherwood in 2015.

The playmaker, who has had his fair share of off-field issues during his time with Villa, hit five goals and two assists this season, playing 31 games – but only 20 came as a starter.

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish looks dejectedAston Villa’s Jack Grealish looks dejected

Grealish has bags of talent, but has yet to really prove his quality on a consistent basis, and with Villa mounting a promotion push next season, he may have been seen as a player who could be sold.

However, Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness has told the Daily Mail that there have been no discussions about selling Grealish, and no offers have arrived – but he could be sold for the right price, with Wyness joking that he could go if Real Madrid want him.

Aston Villa's Jack GrealishAston Villa's Jack Grealish

Wyness added that this is now a big season for Grealish as he looks to prove himself, and manager Bruce has in fact told Grealish that it's time to deliver for Villa.

“There is no intention or discussion about selling Jack,” said Wyness. “However, everybody is for sale at the right price - if Real Madrid want him! But there is no discussion.”

“This is a big season for Jack. Steve has made that clear and he has been told. There are a number of players this is a key season for. There is going to be some pressure on. We will make sure we are equipped and we are really going to do this right,” he added.

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