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Aston Villa boss Smith denies Grealish buyout claims

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith insists Jack Grealish's contract doesn't carry a buyout clause.

The Daily Mail has claimed a £45m option was inserted into the new five-year deal that Grealish signed in September last year before helping Villa to promotion.

But Smith has rejected the claims, telling Sky Sports that no Villa player has a release clause written into the terms of their contract.

Grealish, who has shone since returning the top-flight as Villa skipper, has been linked with Manchester United this season while Tottenham have tried to sign him previously.

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