Crystal Palace want to sign £20 million-rated Norwich City play-maker Emi Buendia while Aston Villa could make a move if Jack Grealish goes, according to the Sun (9 August, page 60).

Things change quickly in football. Just ask Aston Villa.

A few months ago, it seemed only a matter of time before captain fantastic Grealish was bidding an emotional farewell to Villa Park, swapping claret and blue for the red of Manchester United.

After Dean Smith’s side escaped from the drop on the final day of the season, the smart money is suddenly on Grealish sticking around for one more year.

Guaranteed Premier League football, coupled with football’s financial fall-out, means the Midland giants are now expected to keep their £80 million talisman.