A REPORT suggesting Cherries had entered the race to sign Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is understood to be untrue.

The Mirror reported Tottenham’s interest in the 23-year-old and claimed Cherries and West Ham had “joined the hunt” for the former England under-21 star’s signature.

But the Daily Echo understands links with Cherries and the Birmingham-born playmaker are wide of the mark.

Grealish has made 24 appearances in the Championship this season, scoring four times and providing four assists.

He has helped Villa to sixth in the table, as they continue their quest for promotion.