Much talk of late regarding Aston Villa has been about the expected departure of Jack Grealish.
As well as Grealish, though, Villa could also be about to lose another one of their key players in James Chester.
Having had an opening bid of £5m rejected, the Daily Mail reports Stoke City are hoping £8m will now get the job done with Villa likely to accept a compromise on their £10m valuation because of their financial situation.
Losing Chester will come as a huge blow with his centre-back partner from last season John Terry having already left the club.
Replacing the former England and Chelsea captain was a difficult task in itself, but potentially having to find a successor for Chester as well would be a nightmare for manager Steve Bruce.
Have a look at what Villa fans are saying on Chester’s potential exit below…
8 mill is a joke.
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) July 18, 2018
This is sad to see.yes bruce didn't get us up but losing quality like this is a sad state of affairs.gambled and it wasn't his club to gamble with like this we are in big trouble
— Richard Asson (@AssonRichard) July 18, 2018
That's too cheap worth more than that Mr consistent
— Simon Osborn (@Ossie12Simon) July 18, 2018
Worth so much more
— Michael Lockey (@geordievillan2) 19 July 2018
5m but we still owe 8m sounds like a fantastic deal pic.twitter.com/BIZ2ecxJWq
— Westie (@Westie79707099) July 18, 2018
Selling cheap all xia fault
— Colin Joyce (@beast_gbgolfer) July 18, 2018
A bad deal is better than no deal is how Theresa May would negotiate
— Eric180 (@180_180_141) July 18, 2018
£8m plus add ons I bet
— ODB (@ODB_69) July 18, 2018