Tottenham tabled a £15m bid for the England Under-21 international earlier this month, less than half the value placed on his head by the Championship club.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy hoped the financial difficulties the fallen Premier League giants are suffering would tempt them into a quick sale. That didn’t happen, and Tottenham’s interest stalled despite Grealish being one of Mauricio Pochettino’s top summer targets.
Speculation over the 22-year-old’s future began as soon as Villa missed out on the automatic promotion places, intensifying in the immediate aftermath of the club’s defeat in the play-off final at Wembley to Fulham.
Leicester City were the first Premier League club to inquire about Grealish’s availability, seemingly deterred by the £40m asking price. Everton are also considering a move for the midfielder.
After the Reds move for Nebil Fekir fell through, Jurgen Klopp’s desire to add depth to his squad sees the club looking around for other alternatives. With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missing until November due to a knee ligament injury, Liverpool’s midfield lacks cover if a spate of injuries is suffered.
The same report claims that Liverpool are also tracking Morocco international Hakim Ziyech, currently with Ajax. The 25-year-old is with his national team at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.