By Gabriel Agbonlahor

2nd Jul, 2021 | 3:00pm

Agbonlahor shares verdict on Aston Villa signing Mahrez after Athletic reveal

Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Jack Grealish will not leave Aston Villa in a part-exchange deal with Manchester City.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer claimed no City star would be willing to swap challenging for titles to life at Villa Park.

This site first learned on 9 April Grealish had told friends he would be interested in joining Man City.

Grealish is not the only England star keen on a move this summer.

Football Insider exclusively revealed in April Harry Kane wants to quit Tottenham.

The Athletic reported on 22 June that Man City are willing to offer Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez as potential makeweights in a potential deal for Kane.

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They have reportedly already had a £100million bid rejected for the England captain.

The Manchester Evening News reported on 25 June City are preparing a bid of the same figure for Grealish.

Asked whether the likes of Jesus or Mahrez could be part of a potential deal, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No disrespect to Aston Villa but I don’t see any of those players wanting to come to Villa.

“They’ve just won a league title and played in the Champions League final, they’re not going to want to come to Aston Villa.

“I don’t see that happening, I think it would just be a straight £100million cash deal, not a part-exchange deal.”

Mahrez was not a regular starter for City last term but still managed 14 goals and nine assists in 48 appearances across all competitions.

The 30-year-old has scored 66 goals and provided 50 assists in 226 Premier League games for the Cityzens and Leicester City.

In other news, there has been a big update on Aston Villa’s bid to lure James Ward-Prowse from Southampton.