Leicester are ready to take advantage of Aston Villa’s financial mess by landing Jack Grealish.
The Championship side are being forced to flog their star assets having failed to secure promotion back to the Premier League.
John Terry has already left the club by mutual consent in a bid to trim the wage bill.
And it appears highly-rated Grealish could be quickly following in his footsteps out of the exit door.
The Foxes are desperate to find a replacement for Riyad Mahrez who is set to join Manchester City for £60million.
Villa want to keep hold of the 22-year-old but know they will be forced to cash in should they receive an offer in the region of £40m, according to Sky Sports.
His form has attracted the interests of Manchester United having impressed boss Jose Mourinho.
But Leicester have kept a close eye on Grealish all season and would be prepared to offer him first-team football.
After missing out on the £140million jackpot of reaching the Prem, the club’s owner Dr Tony Xia today revealed he has been forced into a “rethink” over the Villa finances.
He has authorised numerous big-money deals over the last two years in order to try and get them back up into the top flight, but after failing to achieve that goal again, he says he will now be running a much tighter ship.
He told Villa’s website: “We are all aware that we will face severe FFP challenges next season. I am an Aston Villa fan. But I am also a businessman.
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“Under the current circumstances, I think the club needs to rethink not only the past two years but also the past ten years. Villa needs to be a sustainable football club. People join. People leave. That is the cycle of football. But the football club always remains through it all.”
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