Tottenham were closing on on Grealish after being given a free shot at the Aston Villa forward. But, the Sun claim John Terry advised Chelsea to sign Grealish after playing alongside his fellow Englishman last season.
Terry represented Villa last season and believes Grealish has what it takes to succeed at Chelsea. Tottenham will be bitterly disappointed to lose Grealish to Chelsea, considering Spurs’ track record with youth stars. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is jammed with young stars as the club has developed a reputation for putting their faith in their younger players.
Although Villa would prefer not to cash in on Grealish, the club seem set to be forced into sale after failing to win promotion back into the Premier League. The Championship club will need to reshuffle their finances to keep in line with Financial Fair Play. Chelsea have made just two signings this summer, and with the new season fast approaching, the club face a race against time to bring in new signings with the transfer window set to close on August 9.