Manchester City are reportedly closing a £ 100m deal to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

Growing up to be one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League since Villa rose to the top division in 2019, Grealish impresses with his fearless dynamism and ability to break the lines.

The playmaker’s shape made him a hot topic in English football during Euro 2020 as Gareth Southgate is obviously reluctant to add him to his starting XI.

However, that narrative has been temporarily put on hold as City will break the UK transfer record to secure Grealish’s signature.

City will close a £ 100m swoop for Grealish after the UK’s Euro 2020 campaign ends, according to a report released on Friday by the Daily Mail.

Although Grealish still has four years to extend his contract at Villa Park, it appears that Dean Smith has already made contingency plans for his departure by signing Emiliano Buendia of Norwich City.

BREAKING: Manchester City are on the verge of signing Jack Grealish for £ 100m

However, City could break the transfer record twice this summer.

The report claims that despite Pep Guardiola’s insistence City can’t afford a new center-forward this summer, the club are pursuing a deal on Spurs talisman Harry Kane, valued by Daniel Levy at £ 150m.

If City manages to make one of those controversial transfers, both players will be right at the top of the list of all-time Premier League transfers.

With this in mind, Transfermarkt has compiled a ranking of the 20 most expensive deals in history.

Unsurprisingly, Manchester City and Manchester United dominate the rankings, with the Red Devils taking the top three spots.

The fact that only five clubs are on the list testifies to the financial dominance of a select few on English soil.

Let’s take a look at the most astronomical deals in Premier League history …

20. Naby Keita to Liverpool € 60 million

19. Alisson to Liverpool € 62.5 million

18. Rodri to Man City € 62.7 million

17. Raheem Sterling to Man City € 63.7 million

16. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal € 63.75 million

15. Christian Pulisic to Chelsea € 64m

14. Aymeric Laporte to Man City € 65 million

13. Joao Cancelo to Man City € 65 million

12. Alvaro Morata to Chelsea € 66m

11. Riyad Mahrez to Man City € 67.8 million

10. Ruben Dias after Man City € 68 million

9. Angel Di Maria to Man United € 75 million

8. Kevin De Bruyne to Man City € 84.7 million

7. Kepa to Chelsea € 80 million

6. Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal € 80 million

5. Kai Havertz on Chelsea € 80 million

4. Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool € 84.65 million

3. Romelu Lukaku to Man United € 84.7 million

2. Harry Maguire to Man United € 87m

1. Paul Pogba to Man United € 105 million

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