Steve Bruce has insisted that Aston Villa are not prepared to sell any player and will hold on to Jack Grealish.
The 22-year-old is reportedly keen on joining Tottenham, with the Spurs itching for his signature.
However, Villa are not ready to sell, as they insist Tottenham has not met their evaluation of Grealish.
Bruce is confident of keeping Grealish beyond the end of the transfer window, but expects to face a fight for his services considering the stature of Tottenham.
“He is not for sale, however, it is very difficult when we are competing against a team which is one of the big teams in Europe now, not just in this country, and has played in the Champions League,” Bruce told Sky Sports.
“But the owner has made it pretty clear that he does not want to sell anybody and that includes Jack.”