Jarrad Branthwaite to Manchester United latest as fresh bid with add-ons is rejected: report

Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Sheffield United at Goodison Park on May 11, 2024 in Liverpool, England
Everton have now rejected two bids from Manchester United for Jarrad Branthwaite (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United have work to do in order to land one of their top summer transfer targets. The Red Devils have reportedly had a £50m bid turned down for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

The 22-year-old centre-back has been on the 13-time Premier League champions' radar for some time, and Erik ten Hag's side have intensified their pursuit off the back of an impressive 2023/24 campaign for the Toffees – who he helped avoid relegation from the top flight.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...