The Premier League champions have stepped up their pursuit by opening negotiations with Aston Villa, according to the Guardian.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Grealish is expected to hold crunch talks over his future club's hierarchy when he reports back for pre-season training next week.
Manchester City are ready to test Aston Villa's resolve over talisman Jack Grealish
The 25-year-old midfielder has been on holiday in Mykonos after helping England reach the Euro 2020 final.
Villa have no desire to sell their 25-year-old talisman unless a British record £100m valuation is met and will offer him a bumper new contract worth more than £150,000 a week in an effort to convince him to stay.
But if Grealish indicates that he wants to leave then City are expected to offer around £75m plus add-ons as Pep Guardiola attempts to prise away one of English football's biggest talents.