Aston Villa are considering a move for Reading FC midfielder John Swift, should they sell club captain Jack Grealish this summer.

The Reading Chronicle understands that Swift may be seen as a low-cost alternative should Dean Smith's men fail to maintain their Premiership status.

No official bid has been made yet.


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It is understood that talks are ongoing between Reading and Sheffield United as The Blades look to complete the signing of the former England U21 playmaker.

Swift was signed in 2016 by Jaap Stam has notched 21 goals from attacking midfield in 149 games for the club.