Tottenham Hotspur have been told that Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is not for sale at any price.
It was reported Spurs had a £25m bid for Grealish rejected earlier this week as Villa's new owners have insisted that the England under-21 international would not leave before the transfer deadline on Thursday.
Sources told ESPN FC that Grealish is open to the idea of a move to Tottenham as he wants to play in the Premier League and the Champions League.
But Villa's stance towards a move now looks to have halted Grealish's chances of a move.
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"The offer we had has not been enough to be tempted. We hope he's still our player by Friday," Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC West Midlands earlier this week. "But the last thing we want to do is pull the wool over anyone's eyes. We all know the situation."
Spurs, who have yet to make a new signing this summer, have been interested in a move for Grealish for several months but only recently made Villa an offer.