Man United ‘Only Want to Pay £50m’ to Sign Key Summer Target as Varane potential replacement – Reports

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag celebrating and Red Devils co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe watching on

Manchester United are keen to wrap up a cut-price deal for Jarrad Branthwaite after deciding they will not meet Everton’s £80million expectations.

 

The Red Devils are hoping to take advantage of the Toffees’ financial problems and negotiate a deal worth in the region of £50million.

Branthwaite’s future may not be decided until after Euro 2024 after putting himself in a good position to earn an England call-up for the tournament.

Manchester United have not given up on their attempts to land Everton star Jarrad Branthwaite despite the new-look Old Trafford hierarchy deciding they will not entertain paying up to £80million when the transfer window reopens in the coming weeks, GIVEMESPORT sources have revealed.

There is uncertainty over who will be in the Red Devils’ hot-seat by the time reinforcements can be drafted in as newly-appointed technical director Jason Wilcox is running the rule over whether boss Erik ten Hag deserves to remain in the dugout after failing to steer his side to Champions League qualification.

But plans to bolster the squad have been put in place after INEOS chief executive Sir Jim Ratcliffe was installed as a Manchester United co-owner thanks to completing his purchase of a 25 per cent stake in the club and taking control of football operations following lengthy negotiations with the Glazer family.

Premier League giants hoping to take advantage of Everton’s financial issues
Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite applauding the fans.

Manchester United have decided that the maximum they are willing to fork out for Branthwaite’s signature is £55million, according to GMS sources, and they are looking for early indications that Everton are desperate to cash in because they are not in a comfortable financial situation and may need to sell prised assets.

The Toffees have been found guilty of breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules twice in recent months, resulting in them being punished with points deductions, and the Red Devils are hopeful that they will look to secure some quick cash ahead of June 30 to avoid being in danger of further rule-breaking.

Raphael Varane is preparing to walk away from Manchester United at the end of his contract, leading to ten Hag being in the market for a fresh option at the heart of his backline despite being unsure over his own future, and Branthwaite is firmly on their radar ahead of potentially deciding to pounce

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