Manchester United have held talks with Aston Villa as they strive to reach an agreement on a deal for Jack Grealish and are monitoring developments with Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

Grealish remains a prime target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has seen a move for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho stall. However, Villa will demand £80million for the 24-year-old midfielder.

Van de Beek was left out of Ajax's squad for their friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. He is understood to have asked to be left out of the game following enquiries made about his availability.