Manchester United are looking to sign Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite this summer but they are reportedly ready to walk away from the deal.

Manchester United Willing To Walk Away From Branthwaite Talks
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Manchester United’s rebuild under Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s guidance is already underway and they are looking to add a solid centre-back in the form of Branthwaite.

The Red Devils have already reportedly agreed personal terms and submitted a bid of £35 million ($44m) last week which was immediately turned down by Everton.

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As per ESPN, Everton value the 21-year-old at around £70 million ($89m).

However, that price tag may put off Manchester United as they believe it is an unreasonable ask.

As per the report, the Red Devils also went on to explain to Everton that they cannot spend £70m the entire summer, let alone on one player.

United had also targeted Nice centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo this summer and were willing to deal with the Ligue 1 side.

However, with the French side also being owned by Ratcliffe and INEOS, they believe that the signing will be blocked by UEFA due to rules about transcations between clubs under the same ownership.

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The Red Devils are also looking to sign a striker as well this summer as they look to back up Rasmus Hojlund with a more experienced option. They may well have to source a cut-price option, however.

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