Paper Talk: Man Utd to sell contract rebel for stupidly low fee in January

Date published: Saturday 3rd November 2018 9:39 - James Marshment

Manchester United have put a midfielder up for sale, while Manchester City have found a long-term £45m replacement for Fernandinho, according to Saturday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are willing to accept a knockdown price for contract rebel Ander Herrera in January.

That’s according to The Sun, who say United are willing to listen to offers in January of between £3m to £5m for a player now in the final eight months of his contract.

Herrera will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs from January 1, but United are willing to sell him when the winter window opens after deciding he no longer figures in Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans.

And the paper claims a host of Premier League clubs are exploring the possibility of bidding for Herrera, with Everton leading West Ham in the race to sign the former Athletic Bilbao man.

A source told the paper: “There has already been a lot of interest in Ander from around Europe and England.

“There’s a growing feeling here that he is ready to walk away next summer and that’s something the club don’t want.

“The club obviously want to avoid that particular scenario and are trying to compromise and get a deal done.

“He knows there’s interest in him but he has a young family and is settled in the area and likes living here.”

Herrera, 29, has also been linked with a return to Athletic, whom United paid £32million to bring him to Old Trafford in 2014.


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