Arsenal legend reveals why this £70m player will interest Chelsea

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Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been strongly linked with an exit from Aston Villa at the end of the season, and Manchester United are one of the clubs that have been consistently linked with the 24-year-old.

Grealish is having a good season and has really impressed for the Villans since making the step up from their academy.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has hailed the midfielder and compared him to Arsenal and Netherlands great Dennis Bergkamp, and believes that Chelsea should also be interested in the Villa captain.

Pires told The Sunday Mirror: “Jack is a great footballer with a good technique – and I love watching him play because he reminds me of Dennis Bergkamp.

“He has great vision, he isn’t a selfish player because he always wants to do what is best for the team, and I think he has a great future.

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“I don’t want to put too much pressure on Jack, because he is still a young player learning the game, and Dennis was an incredible talent and a champion.

“But Grealish is a very complete player and I think the key for him is to keep playing like he enjoys his football.”

“Manchester City need to find a replacement for David Silva next season – and I think Grealish is someone who Pep will look at,” the Frenchman added.

“He is English, he has good experience of the Premier League, and he has a great technique but I think Grealish is a player who would interest a lot of top clubs, like United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

“This has been a tough season for Villa, but I think Grealish will take a lot from it. He has learned how to fight every weekend and we have all seen how much it means to him to play for the club.

“Playing against Man City at Wembley is a great stage for Jack. But not just him. This is a chance for Villa to win a big trophy and that would have a big effect on the rest of their season.”

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