The Athletic says Guardiola is already planning ahead for what to do with the England favourite.
Grealish, 25, has predominantly played off the left for boyhood club Villa.
But Guardiola believes that he could fit in well as a No8.
In fact, the 50-year-old is believed to like the idea of using Grealish as a rotation option with Ilkay Gundogan.
Villa are determined to hold out for a British record £100million for their star man.
But City believe that they can negotiate this figure down.
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