Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are “nowhere near” the club’s valuation of Jack Grealish.
It is understood that Spurs’ opening offer for the 22-year-old stands at £20m, although the Midlands club are holding out for a higher fee.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side remain confident of landing the midfielder before the transfer window closes next Thursday at 5pm.
Tottenham remain the only club, along with Burnley, not to have made a signing this summer, although they are looking to change that by landing Grealish.
The North Londoners have made their move for the player by offering a reported £20m, which Steve Bruce claims is well under Villa’s valuation.
The Evening Standard that both clubs remain in advanced talks and a deal is still expected to go through despite Spurs’ derisory offer.
“We don’t want to lose our best players, but they’re aware of course that everyone has their price.
“The best thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap.
“So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it.
“We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider.
“So there is not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’ve got nowhere near the figure they demanded.”