The Aston Villa captain is due in Manchester to sign his contract ahead of completing the British record transfer deal.
Sportsmail revealed in March that City had become favourites to sign the exciting Villa midfielder and they have maintained a dogged pursuit, opening talks over their bid last week and offering his £100m clause last Friday.
Jack Grealish will complete his £100million move from Aston Villa to Manchester City today
England star Grealish is set to sign for the Premier League champions in a British record deal
Pep Guardiola is set to get his man, in a deal which would make Grealish a record signing
Grealish and girlfriend Sasha Attwood, both 25, on holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia last month
How Sportsmail led the way on Grealish
Sportsmail’s Chris Wheeler reported back in March that City were favourites to sign Grealish this summer.
Matt Hughes revealed back in May that City were ready to make Grealish English football’s first £100million star.
And in June, we revealed that City’s £100m bid was set to be enough to land Grealish despite Villa’s offer of a new contract.
It is a signing of huge intent from the Premier League champions as Pep Guardiola looks to retain the domestic title and go one further in the Champions League.
Grealish had returned to training with Villa on Monday after his holidays in Mykonos and Dubrovnik. In respect of his boyhood club, he maintained a professional manner as the squad went through their paces. He held discussions with sporting director Johan Lange and was clear in taking the next step up in his career.
Villa want to build a side to challenge the top six in the Premier League and have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey for £30m. They also want to add Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, Todd Cantwell of Norwich City and Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe.
The rebuild will do little to appease some Villa fans unhappy at losing their star man but the club offered Grealish good terms to stay and remain ambitious in their plans going forward.
Grealish with his England team-mate Ben Chilwell during their recent holiday in Greece
Grealish has only just returned to pre-season training ahead playing for England at Euro 2020
Grealish and England team-mate Harry Kane are both transfer targets for Manchester City
Aston Vila fans tried to urge Grealish to reject Manchester City’s offer at their training camp
Grealish will now get the chance to play on the Champions League stage and cement his place as one of the best midfielders in Europe.
City are also maintaining their pursuit of his England teammate Harry Kane from Tottenham though that deal will not be as straightforward despite Kane staying away from training this week.
Daniel Levy maintains that his captain is staying and it will take a bid in excess of £150million to make him reconsider.