CHELSEA are ready to hijack Jack Grealish’s move to Tottenham.
The Blues want to snatch the Aston Villa forward from under the noses of their rivals.
And the £20million move will get the seal of approval from Chelsea legend John Terry after Grealish impressed him at Villa Park last season.
A Villa source said: “The new owners do not need to sell players but are aware of Financial Fair Play next season, which is out of their hands.”
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has told Chelsea he will not sign a new deal — and will walk away next summer on a free unless they sell him in the next few days.
The ex-Atletico Madrid star, a target for neighbours Real, is desperate to move back to Spain to be close to his two kids.
But Chelsea must quickly decide whether they are willing to write off £35m by insisting he stays at Stamford Bridge this term.
Part of the problem is they do not want to spend more than £20m on a new keeper, making England reject Joe Hart a shock option if Courtois goes.