Manchester United ask Everton to be 'realistic' after 'bid rejected' as Erik ten Hag open to selling defender

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Manchester United have asked a Premier League club to be ‘realistic’ in their asking price for one of their top defenders.

Manchester United players have had a mixed time of it at Euro 2024 so far. Bruno Fernandes and Portugal overcame an early scare to defeat the Czech Republic, while Scott McTominay’s Scotland were thrashed by host nation Germany - but what is happening back home in Manchester?

United have asked Everton to be ‘realistic’ regarding the asking price they have set for one of their star defenders - meanwhile, Red Devils head coach Erik ten Hag is ‘open’ to letting one of his players leave the club over the course of the summer transfer window.

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Manchester United ask Everton for ‘realistic’ transfer price for Jarrad Branthwaite

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite in recent weeks. After a £35 million bid was rejected by the Toffees, United have told Everton to be ‘realistic’ with their valuation of the former Carlisle United man.

This is according to a report from the Daily Mirror. Everton will likely hold firm for now, as they need to money to combat their ongoing financial woes - they cannot afford to take a lowball offer.

Erik ten Hag ‘open’ to letting Victor Lindelof leave club in the summer

Erik ten Hag is ‘open’ to the idea of allowing Victor Lindelof to leave United in the summer, according to a report from the Daily Mail. It is unclear how much they will require for him to move on - additionally, any potential suitors for the 29-year-old have yet to be identified.

Ever since Lindelof made the jump to Old Trafford from Benfica in 2017, the Swedish international has failed to make much of an impact. Overall, he has made 178 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils. With his contract due to expire in the summer of 2025, it makes sense to move Lindelof on for a fee now - rather than lose him for nothing in the next 12 months.