The future of long-term Manchester United target Jack Grealish is a hot topic heading into this summer.

Grealish remains under contract with Aston Villa until 2025, meaning the Midlands club can feel a degree of comfort with their star midfielder heading into the transfer window.

But with talk of a £70million offer ahead of next summer, Grealish could yet be prised away, and unsurprisingly, the midfielder finds himself regularly dominating the headlines.

And with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest Grealish news as it pertains to Manchester United, and indeed Manchester City, who have also been linked recently.

Solskjaer's private conversation

Ole Gunner Solskjaer has already had a private conversation with Grealish ahead of a possible bid in the summer.

According to the Birmingham Mail, after Grealish scored a stunning goal to help Aston Villa take a draw from Old Trafford in December, Solskjaer is said to have sought out the midfielder after the game.

The United boss reportedly congratulated Grealish for his performance, saying: "You were the best player on the pitch today."

Solskjaer knows how to make an impression.

The Man City advantage

Manchester City may just have an advantage over Manchester United in the race to sign Grealish this summer.

And that's because the midfielder is a keen admirer of City star Kevin De Bruyne, who recently signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa
Jack Grealish of Aston Villa

Grealish recently wrote on Twitter: "De Bruyne’s final ball every single time is unbelievable.”

He added in an interview with YouTube channel UMM: "I think he’s easily the best player in the Premier League for me and – apart from Messi and Ronaldo – the best player in the world.

“Everyone knows how good he is and he could walk into any team in the world.”

Could that be a hint that the Aston Villa star would like to play with De Bruyne?

Grealish's agent speaks out

Grealish's agent Jonathan Barnett expects to be busy this summer.

Barnett manages a number of high-profile clients, such as Gareth Bale, and he expects to busy this year, despite the financial impact coronavirus could have on the market.

And he even name-checked Grealish, perhaps hinting at a possible transfer.

“It is going to be harder," Barnett told The Athletic. "I’m expecting three or four very big deals of my own that will break a lot of records. Hopefully, they’ll come about.

"For the smaller clubs, I think there won’t be as many transfers.

"We have some very good players, we have probably the best young player in the world in Eduardo Camavinga.

"We’ve got Grealish, we’ve got Ibrahima Konate at RB Leipzig. But then I’ve got over 100 players."

What Grealish has said

Grealish has spoken about why he didn't sign for Manchester United last season when he was again strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The Aston Villa midfielder was asked in an interview with YouTuber Harry Pinero why he is not already a United player this season, and he gave a smart response.

He said: “You’ve got Bruno anyway.”

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish

He makes a fair point, but the answer may also be concerning for United fans in that there may be a hint that Grealish doesn't want to sign for a team where there is already a top-class player of a similar position.

What Grealish wants

Grealish's Aston Villa teammate Emiliano Martinez has hinted that the England international could actually stay where he is ahead of next season.

Martinez told ESPN Argentina: “He’s a good boy. He was born here and has loved the club since he was little. He gives everything for them. He is a player that you always need on and off the pitch.

“Villa are on the rise, it is clear from the numbers. We are doing important things and next year knowing each other more we will be fighting higher. Jack wants to be a part of it. He wants to be part of making Villa grand.”

With a long-term contract at Villa, Grealish would be in a position to stay if that's what he desired with the Midlands club also keen to keep him around ahead of next season.