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Manchester United make £21 million transfer decision as club responds to swap deal option



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Manchester United have made a £21 million transfer decision as a Premier League club responds to a swap deal option.

According to Muppetiers, the Reds are not planning to sign Sofyan Amrabat on a permanent deal this summer, and he is expected to return to Fiorentina.

United had the option to purchase the midfielder for approximately £21 million following his season-long loan during the 2023/24 campaign.

However, United intends to bolster their midfield with new signings from other sources. Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are also anticipated to leave.

The club has been linked with several potential recruits, including Paris Saint-Germain star Manuel Ugarte, who is reportedly interested in a move.

Elsewhere, the Reds are aiming to improve their depth at centre-back, with Jarrad Branthwaite the ideal signing for INEOS.

After agreeing personal terms with the 21-year-old, United tabled a £43 million bid that was immediately rejected by Everton, who are looking for at least £70 million for their prized asset.

United are unwilling to match that price, although recent reports suggested that the Toffees were interested in Victor Lindelöf.

That seemed to open up the possibility for the Swede to be included in a potential swap deal for Branthwaite.

However, the latest reports from BBC have clarified that Sean Dyche’s side are not interested in signing Lindelöf or right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who is also available for transfer.

It seems that United will likely be looking elsewhere for their centre-back addition unless Everton ultimately decides to lower their asking price for Branthwaite.

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