Leroy Sane’s departure appears to have been quickly replaced with Valencia’s Ferran Torres, ending the likelihood that Grealish will end up in the sky blue of Manchester.
Pep Guardiola’s team has never been linked with the Aston Villa captain with City also preferring to accelerate Phil Foden’s development following the departure of David Silva.
The odds of a possible transfer are longer than their Premier League rivals, coming in at 22/1 with most bookmakers.
However, their Champions League exit and the money available, may lead them to rethink their options and increase the strength in depth.
A player who could adapt his style and go from strength to strength under Pep’s coaching.
Grealish will certainly be welcomed into Everton’s starting eleven and improve Carlo Ancelotti’s team going forward.
The big question is whether the club not in the hunt for trophies and missing European football has enough appeal. When linked with clubs in the top six for the past year, it can be seen as a step down.
Everton certainly has the splashed the cash in the past and potentially have enough funds to meet Villa’s demands.
A Richarlison departure will likely increase that possibility.