Leeds United do have an interest in Jack Grealish, according to Yorkshire Post journalist Phil Hay.
Hay reports that Leeds went in for the Villa prospect in November, with a view to signing him on loan.
Leeds do like Jack Grealish (and went for him in November) but Evans says he's been told by Villa that Grealish isn't available for loan.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 6, 2016
However, boss Steve Evans has been told by Villa that Grealish isn’t available for loan, as they fight desperately for Premier League survival.
The youngster has previously spent time on loan in the Football League, at then League One side Notts County.
Grealish is highly rated at Villa and had a breakthrough campaign last season under Tim Sherwood, when he starred in Villas route to the FA Cup final.
The 20 year old, who is Birmingham born, opted to play for England over the Republic of Ireland last year.
However, his form has since tailed off and he has struggled to impress new Villa boss Remi Garde.
Despite this, it would be seen as a major coup if Leeds could sign the youngster on any sort of deal, although that does look unlikely.
Villa look doomed in the top flight and will likely be in the Championship next season and are unlikely to allow such a prospect to sign for a lower division team, on any sort of deal.
The Leeds boss has reiterated his desire to chase a play off spot with Leeds this season and his side currently lie 13th in The Championship, nine points off Ipswich in sixth.