Jack is understood to have played down their friendship, telling girlfriend Sasha Attwood: “We’re just mates.”
But a source said the pair were meeting to discuss their future.
Last night a source close to the Manchester City player said: “Sasha has been rocked by news of Jack’s secret friendship. She had no idea.
“Jack has apologised to her for any upset caused, and they were due to meet to discuss their future.“Jack is really confused. On the one hand, he’s being advised to stay loyal to his childhood sweetheart for all sorts of reasons — commercial and otherwise.
“But on the other, he’s intoxicated by Emily’s company. He can’t seem to stay away from her.
“Plus loads of his club mates have crushes on Emily too — so they’re saying something different.
On the one hand, he’s being advised to stay loyal to his childhood sweetheart, but on the other he’s intoxicated by Emily’s company.“Obviously there have been gags about Jack’s very own transfer deadline day . . . ”The Sun revealed on Saturday how Jack, 26, and Emily, 31, had teamed up at her home and a Manchester hotel.
He has remained in touch with her — and even WhatsApped her whilst on England duty.
However, he is understood to have played down their friendship to on-off girlfriend Sasha, insisting: “We’re just mates.”
The source said: “Emily’s mates, including her ex-boyfriend Charlie (Edwards), have all rallied around her since the news of their relationship broke.“She’s made it clear to Jack the last thing she wants is to be presented as a home-wrecker when she’s anything but. Jack needs to get his story straight and make a decision.
“The ball is in his court — but Emily’s made it clear to Jack she won’t be a mug and hang around waiting for him.”
Grealish has sent WhatsApp messages to both women over the past three days.
Sasha — who cheered him on at Wembley Stadium as England thrashed Albania 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday night — was consoled by goalie Jordan Pickford’s girlfriend Megan.
The pair spent that afternoon at London’s five-star Corinthia hotel, having a spa break.