According to talkSPORT, Jack Grealish has been told to ignore all the speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea and pleads for the 19-year-old to sign a new contract at Aston Villa.
Grealish has become the topic of many conversations in the Tavern with people admiring his talents as well as discussing potential clubs who may sign him in the near future.
Villa are hoping to pen the youngster down to four-year-deal which will not only extend his stay but also increase his asking price if a club was to make an offer.
But despite Villa’s desire to sign him on a new contract, proceedings haven’t gone as smoothly as they’d liked, with reports saying that the contract talks have stalled and that the Blues are first in line to swoop him up, should he become available.
But many fans in the Tavern have criticised Chelsea’s misuse of the loan system where they tie down a crop of young talent and end up loaning them out across Europe.
And there is a high possibility that Grealish would also be deployed in this manner, joining 26 players that Chelsea already have sent out on loan.
Speaking about the Under-21 Republic of Ireland, Lambert said: “Jack is developing. He’s nowhere near the finished article. He’s at the best place because he can get near the first team,” he said.
“He’s playing little bits here and there but he’s still far from being an established player. Hopefully something will be done.
“You have to put your best foot forward but we’re talking.”