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Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish 'not for sale at any price'

09 August 2018

Spurs will be desperate to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title next season as they look to try and win their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur's late attempt to sign Jack Grealish will come down to whether the player himself can persuade Aston Villa's new billionaire owners to let him go after the rejection of Tuesday night's £25million bid left any potential deal on the rocks.

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The club are now set to move into their new stadium without any summer additions. At a press conference hours before the transfer deadline the Argentinian all but confirmed there would be no signings, but declared himself happy with the situation and warned his players he expects them to feel the same way too. It's a massive effort from the club.

'It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham did not sign or sell a player. If we can not improve it, it is better to keep it together.

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"(There is) no point to say we will not repeat a season like past year or the season before with more experience, with players who compete at the high level of the World Cup. We have players who have competed in the World Cup. "I am sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that".

He said: "These players were never away from our thoughts". He played a key part in Bruce's side as they finished fourth, before losing to Fulham in the play-off final.

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