Report: Aston Villa prepared to fight to keep Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa runs with the ball under pressure from Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough...

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish could yet remain at Villa Park next season, despite being linked with a move away.

Villa player Jack Grealish in action  during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

According to a report in the Express and Star, Aston Villa have told Steve Bruce that they are ready to battle to keep Jack Grealish.

Villa are struggling badly against Financial Fair Play, and it appeared almost certain that Grealish would be sold to raise money this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have both been linked with the attacking midfielder in recent times (TeamTalk), but Villa are now seemingly not prepared to give him up without a fight.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2017 in London, England.

Bruce has also reportedly been given assurances that he will have money to spend in the coming months, which has convinced him to stay.

The report provides some much needed good news at Villa, after what has been a worrying time.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

There were fears that the claret and blues would have to completely cull their squad just to ensure that they stayed afloat.

But the future at Villa is now seemingly not as bleak as once feared, with Bruce apparently prepared to stay on, and oversee whatever changes are made at Villa Park this summer.

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