Man United to wait to sign powerful midfielder later in the summer

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Manchester United will not be pushing to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa just yet, according to a report on Daily Mail.

United have been linked with a move for the Englishman for months, with manager Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, also said to be an admirer.

But Villa’s £80 million valuation of their captain makes it difficult for the Red Devils to consider a move for now, as they want to pursue Jadon Sancho, who’s a bigger priority.

United want to wrap up the Sancho deal in the coming days, after Borussia Dortmund said they only have until August 10 to complete it or forget it for now.

Solskjaer’s main focus is to strengthen his team in the wide areas, despite having the likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, who are performing at a top level.

The 20 year old is expected to cost around £108 million, but United seem to have agreed an add-ons based deal with Dortmund for his services.

Meanwhile, Grealish was useful to Villa last season, and helped them secure safety in the Premier League, after scoring in their 1-1 draw against West Ham United on the last day of the campaign.