Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish in a deal worth £20m, should the Villans miss out on promotion.

According to The Mirror, the Foxes have been scouting Grealish and are keen to add him to their ranks for next season.

The England U21 international didn’t begin his season until December due to a kidney injury picked up in pre-season, but has  managed three goals and five assists since coming into the side.

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Villa are currently fourth in the SkyBet Championship, four points off Cardiff City who occupy the second automatic promotion spot, with three games remaining.

If Villa do gain promotion, Steve Bruce is likely to keep the midfilder and give him a significant boost to his £20,000-a-week wages, with his contract having a further two years to run.

However, should they fail to make it to the Premier League, Bruce could be forced to cash in on the youngster.