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Manchester United make improved bid of Ksh8.2B to sign Everton defender

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 17:29 | By
Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite during a training session. PHOTO/@Everton/X
Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite during a training session. PHOTO/@Everton/X

Manchester United have made a second bid for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite thought to be in the region of Ksh7.3 billion (£45m) plus Ksh820 million (£5m) in add-ons.

The offer is expected to be rejected by Everton.

United will then have to decide if they will go back in with an improved bid.

Branthwaite played 35 times for Everton in the Premier League last season, although he was cut from England's Euro 2024 preliminary squad.

Branthwaite and Lille's Leny Yoro are live options while United continue to negotiate with Bayern Munich over Matthias de Ligt.

Talks with Bayern over De Ligt have been described as positive. There is a willingness from all parties to get a deal done.

Bayern want Ksh6.9 billion (£42.5m) plus add-ons.

United are not commenting on reports in France claiming they've had a bid accepted by Lille for Yoro - but he is a target. Real Madrid are also very keen to sign the 18-year-old.

Signing two central defenders in this window has not been ruled out. United want to replace Raphael Varane after he left the club following the expiration of his contract.

Further additions will depend on whether there are more departures in that position.

Victor Lindelof's future could be key. The defender has entered the final year of his contract and there are currently no talks planned over a new deal. Fenerbahce are one of a number of clubs interested in the Swedish international.

Talks continue with Jonny Evans and his representatives over a new one-year deal.

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