Medical completed, Grealish to Man City, Lukaku moves to Chelsea
According to the report Jack Grealish medical completed and Manchester City set to announce the signing of the English international as Romelu Lukaku eyes Chelsea return from Inter.
The record transfer of Aston Villa’s attacking midfielder Jack Grealish to Manchester City is almost done. After reports surfaced last week that the Citizens were close to signing the midfielder for around €100 million, media reports now suggest that a deal for the 25-year-old is all but done. Dominic King from the Daily Mail tweeted that Grealish is expected to complete his medical in Manchester on Thursday. Sky Sport and The Telegraph also reported that a deal was complete.
On Wednesday, Grealish completed his last training session with his teammates at Villa. The Villa signed Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen this week. The Birmingham-based club has already signed Emiliano Buendía. But because of the Grealish transfer, Villa will make a profit on the transfer market this summer.
The Athletic reported that Aston Villa will receive £100 million (€117.5m) for the left-winger—more than any other transfer since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grealish will break several other records as well. He will become the most expensive English player in history and the most expensive Premier League signing. Worldwide, Grealish will become the seventh most expensive transfer in history and the 11th player to be transferred for more than €100 million.
Lukaku to Chelsea
Chelsea remain determined to sign Lukaku despite Inter having rejected a second offer of £85m for the Belgian, which would have also seen left-back Marcos Alonso move to the Serie A club; an offer of between £94m and £102m could convince Inter chairman Steven Zhang to sell
Chelsea remain determined to re-sign the Belgium striker despite Inter having rejected a second offer of £85m for the 28-year-old, which would have also seen left-back Marcos Alonso move to the Serie A club, according to Sky in Italy.
The reigning European champions had already seen a first offer rebuffed by Inter and it is understood neither proposal had made the Italian club change their mind about selling Lukaku .