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Premier League star is 'keen' to join Man Utd but asking price could be an issue

Premier League star is 'keen' to join Man Utd but asking price could be an issue

United and the player are both keen on each other.

One of the most exciting talents in the Premier League is 'keen' to join Manchester United, but there could be a significant sticking point in negotiations.

With the INEOS era well under way at Old Trafford, Sir Jim Ratcliffe - overseeing football operations - and his team of executives are set to conduct a squad overhaul this summer.

Now that it looks as though Erik ten Hag will remain in his post as manager, attentions can turn to providing the Dutchman with new talents for next season.

United want to strengthen in several areas including central defence and midfield, and their cause could be helped by the eagerness of one transfer target to join them.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite is "keen" to join United this summer.

Branthwaite enjoyed a breakout campaign with Sean Dyche's side, and was included in the provision England squad for Euro 2024.

Although the 22-year-old was cut from the final squad, United still regard him as one of the best young centre-backs around.

Though United are not as an attractive proposition as they once were - there will be no Champions League football at Old Trafford next season - Branthwaite still wants to make the move.

"I would keep his name in the list of Manchester United, waiting to see what they decided to do - because the player is keen on the move to Manchester United. Personal terms are not an issue at all," Romano said.

"So Manchester United know the player is open to joining them, even without Champions League football, but it depends on the clubs."

The move hinges on the two clubs agreeing a transfer fee.

United have made no secret of their interest in Branthwaite, with Everton reportedly rejecting an opening bid of £35 million for the player earlier this month.

Everton reportedly want at least £80m for a player they believe will become one of the best defenders in the world, but United will want to bring that down.

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Topics: Manchester United, Transfer News, Premier League, Everton, Erik Ten Hag, Fabrizio Romano, Football