Jarrad Branthwaite transfer: Everton reject improved Man Utd offer worth up to £50m | Transfer Centre News

Jarrad Branthwaite transfer: Everton reject improved Man Utd offer worth up to £50m | Transfer Centre News

Manchester United have had their second bid for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite rejected, which was believed to be around £45m plus £5m in add-ons.

Manchester United must now decide whether to return with an improved offer.

Sky Sports News Last month, Everton announced they had rejected an initial offer from United which was significantly below their valuation of the defender, with one source suggesting the bid was worth £35m plus add-ons.

Everton view Branthwaite as a key player.

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A look back at the highlights of Jarrad Branthwaite’s impressive season for Everton in the Premier League

Branthwaite played 35 times for Everton in the Premier League last season, although he was left out of England’s preliminary squad for Euro 2024.

Branthwaite

Manchester United also continue to negotiate with Bayern Munich over Matthijs de Ligt.

Talks with Bayern over De Ligt are considered positive. All parties are willing to reach an agreement.

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Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Dharmesh Sheth explains whether Manchester United are taking a risk in signing Matthijs de Ligt

Bayern want £42.5m plus bonuses.

Sky Sports News Manchester United are also said to have reached an agreement in principle with Lille for defender Leny Yoro worth €50m (£42.2m).

It is not excluded to recruit two central defenders during this window.

United are looking to replace Raphael Varane after he left the club following the expiry of his contract.

Further additions will depend on whether there are any other departures from this position.

Victor Lindelof’s future could be crucial. The defender has entered the final year of his contract and no negotiations are currently planned for a new deal.

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Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth gives a deeper look into Manchester United’s search for a centre-back

Fenerbahce are one of several clubs interested in the Swedish international.

Discussions are continuing with Jonny Evans and his representatives for a new one-year deal.

THE Summer transfer window 2024 in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.

The window will close on 30th August at 11pm UK time in England and 11.30pm in Scotland.

The Premier League and Scottish Premiership have brought forward the deadline to link up with other major European leagues. The deadlines were set following discussions with leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.