Manchester City have made a significant decision on their rumoured pursuit of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, according to the latest reports in the Mirror this weekend.
Reports over the course of the past week have suggested that the Villa and England midfielder was attracting significant levels of interest from the Etihad Stadium ahead of a possible big-money move this coming summer.
However, the latest information downplays the interest dramatically, and rules out any possible move to some extent - with Aston Villa's £100 million price tag on Grealish deemed as 'prohibitive', according to Simon Mullock of the Mirror.
The Mirror report that Manchester City have decided they will *not* be following up on their interest in Jack Grealish, as Aston Villa's £100 million valuation of the midfielder is deemed 'prohibitive'.
Claims from the Mail earlier in the week said that interest from Etihad officials in the 25 year-old had 'accelerated' over the past few weeks and there was hope that a deal could be struck despite Villa having no imperative to sell.
Other corners had claimed that both Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain were 'keen admirers' of the midfielder, who has made no secret of his admiration for the Blues' current star midfielder; Kevin de Bruyne.
Manchester City are still however keen on a move for Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, despite Pep Guardiola voicing a more hard-line stance during a press conference on Friday.
The Catalan coach suggested that the higher-ups at the City Football Academy simply did not have access to the required funding for a move for the Norwegian - however the latest suggestion is that the club remain 'determined' to sign the player as Sergio Aguero's replacement.
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