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Leicester City are reportedly lining up a move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish if the club fail to gain promotion to the Premier League.

According to the Daily Mirror , if Villa fail to secure promotion they will “cut costs” with the England under-21 star, paving a move for him to the East Midlands.

Grealish has been a shining light for Villa this season, scoring three goals and providing five assists to help his club secure a play-off place.

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This has caught the attention of Foxes manager Claude Puel, who has a history of nurturing young talent such as Eden Hazard, and sees Grealish as a potential number ten behind striker Jamie Vardy.

Villa however, are keen to keep Grealish if they go up and are willing to offer him a bumper contract to do so.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Cardiff City at Villa Park (Image: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to begin their preparation for the Premier League, with the permanent signings of Benik Afobe and Willy Boly, according to the Telegraph .

Striker Afobe, who left Wolves in 2016, returned to Molineux in January on loan from Bournemouth and has impressed scoring five goals; including one of Sunday against local rivals Birmingham City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe

Due to this Wolves are set to turn his loan into a permanent move for £10 million and are also set to do the same with Boly.

The centre-back has played 34 times this season since joining on loan from Porto last July; and, according to the Telegraph, will also secure a £10 million move in the summer.

Wolves also have the option to sign fellow loan signings Leo Bonatini and Alfred N’Diaye ahead of their first top flight season since 2012.

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