Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still interested in signing Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish this summer, reports claim.
The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move for the 24-year-old in recent months but a move was thrown into doubt when Grealish defied the government’s lockdown rules to visit a friend’s house.
The Villa captain was pictured leaving a penthouse in the early hours of the morning last month having crashed his Range Rover, which he subsequently apologised for and urged people to abide by the lockdown rules.
However, in spite of his actions, Solskjaer is still ready to prise Grealish to Old Trafford this summer, according to ESPN.
The English playmaker has dazzled for Villa on their return to their Premier League, scoring seven goals and adding six assists in 26 Premier League matches.
Despite adding Bruno Fernandes to his ranks in January, another attacking midfielder is high on Solskjaer’s wish-list and it is believed Villa Park chiefs would be willing to part ways with their skipper for a fee in the region of £60million.
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Solskjaer recently admitted that the Red Devils were in a good position to deal with any financial knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” the United manager said.
“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans.
“We’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.”