According to a report from The Mirror, Premier League pair West Ham United and Bournemouth have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.

Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish is attracting interest from Premier League clubs West Ham United and Bournemouth, with Tottenham Hotspur also set to reignite their interest in the 23-year-old.

Grealish’s strong form since his return from injury has seen him attract interest from top sides once again and he looks set to be at the centre of a transfer saga during the summer transfer window – much like last year.

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Spurs were keen to strike a deal for the playmaker last summer, with Villa almost being pressured into cashing in on their prized asset. The fee widely reported was £25 million but after another strong season at Villa Park, interested clubs could have to conjure up a bigger fee.

However, Grealish remained with the Championship side and he has continued to star in the second tier. The Villa academy graduate has played 24 games in the league this season, picking up four goals and four assists along the way.

Aston Villa fear that if they fail to win promotion to the Premier League, Grealish will look to move away. England manager Gareth Southgate admitted that the 23-year-old will have to prove himself in the Premier League if he wants to win a call up to the senior squad, which could prove to be a big factor in making his decision regarding his future.

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Villa are in with a chance of winning promotion back to the Premier League after their recent upturn in form and they could have to return to the top flight this summer if they want to hold onto their star man.

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