Fri 14 June 2024 | 19:30

Manchester United’s £35m Bid for Everton’s Branthwaite Rejected

Everton Holds Firm as United Seeks Defensive Reinforcement Amid Transfer Market Pressure

Manchester United

has made their first move to acquire Jarrad Branthwaite by submitting a £35 million bid for the 21-year-old center-back after agreeing on personal terms. The Athletic reported that United's offer, while significant, is expected to be rejected by Everton, who are holding out for a higher fee. Everton's need to comply with Profit and Sustainability Rules is driving their demand for a substantial sum from any transfer deal this summer.

The situation puts Manchester United in a challenging position, especially with the recent loss of Raphael Varane. Clubs are aware of United's urgent need for a new center-back, potentially inflating the market further. Despite their initial bid being turned down, United are likely to increase their offer in the coming weeks to secure Branthwaite.

Currently, Branthwaite is not part of the England squad for Euro 2024, giving him some downtime after a demanding Premier League season. United faces a race against time to finalize the deal, as Everton would prefer to conclude any transactions before the 30th of June. The Toffees are keen on retaining their star defender unless a bid too good to refuse comes in, making this transfer saga one to watch closely as the summer progresses.

source: SportMob

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