Manchester United begin talks over Jarrad Branthwaite alternative: report

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag (Image credit: Alamy)

Manchester United’s stalled move for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite has reportedly seen them step up moves to sign one of Europe’s most highly-rated young centre-backs. 

The Red Devils have reportedly seen a bid of £35million plus add-ons quickly dismissed by the Toffees, who are said to be unwilling to reduce their £70million asking price for the England international. 

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Joe Mewis

For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include times on Leeds United and the England national team.