Manchester United break silence on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay transfer offers from West Ham

Manchester United break silence on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay transfer offers from West Ham

West Ham made separate bids for Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay on Monday, with manager David Moyes hoping to expend the funds from Declan Rice’s sale.

Manchester United has rejected West Ham’s proposals for Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, but is still in negotiations with the club’s former captain.

The Hammers submitted two separate £30 million offers for the two Manchester United players on Monday.

Both players are believed to be available for transfer, with Erik ten Hag having divested Harry Maguire of his captaincy this summer.

West Ham previously had a bid for the England international rebuffed, but they have since returned with an improved offer. In addition, manager David Moyes is eager to use the proceeds from the sale of Declan Rice to acquire a new midfielder.

His most recent top target is McTominay, but according to the Manchester Evening News, United have flatly rejected their £30 million offer for the Scottish player. The Red Devils have also rejected the offer for Maguire, though the two transactions are distinct.

According to reports, it is unlikely that the Hammers will submit an enhanced offer for McTominay. However, they are contemplating a third offer for Maguire, as Moyes is frantic for defensive reinforcements.

United are eager to sign Sofyan Amrabat, which could pave the way for McTominay’s departure. Due to Kobbie Mainoo’s preseason injury, United are reluctant to sell unless a potential buyer meets their asking price.

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Manchester United has turned down West Ham’s offers for Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.

This valuation is reportedly between £40 million and £50 million, which is also Maguire’s asking price.

McTominay missed United’s last two preseason matches due to injury, while Maguire started against Athletic Bilbao.

However, he was jeered by the Dublin crowd before a terrible error led to Nico Williams’ opening goal.

United has no intention of forcing him out Old Trafford’s exit door despite his subpar play.

Maguire has been demoted by Ten Hag, with Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, and Luke Shaw ahead of him in the pecking order.

The United manager has insisted that the English star has a position at the club.

“I think everyone can understand that it is, for a player, a disappointment but it can also work out very good for the team and for Harry. Harry is an important player. We have four centre-backs, we need four centre-backs minimum, maybe one extra,” he said in June.

“We saw last season we play so many games so we are really pleased to have Harry in our squad. Because not any more more captaincy, so less responsibility in that perspective but we need more than 11 players, we need that competition.

“He can fight himself in the team, he has the potential, I have said it often. So it is up to him to get this position and now he can focus more on his role but as a centre-back, you have to communicate, you have to organise because that is one of the areas you have to perform as a centre-back.”

Manchester United break silence on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay transfer offers from West Ham

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