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Man United says no to West Ham’s £30m bid for McTominay
The Hammers are still waiting to make their first signing of the summer transfer window, but they are seemingly stepping up their efforts as the new season approaches.
West Ham’s interest in McTominay
According to recent reports, West Ham have made an improved £30m bid for Man United’s Harry Maguire after their initial £20m offer was rejected. They are also interested in signing McTominay, as they look to strengthen their weakened midfield following the departure of Declan Rice.
Man United’s stance on McTominay
Man United are willing to retain McTominay’s services, but they are open to selling the midfielder if the price is right. The club values the Scotland international at around £45m and believes he could be their biggest sale of the summer.
McTominay’s current position
McTominay, who progressed through the academy ranks at Man United, is under contract until June 2025 with an option to extend by a further 12 months. However, he dropped down the pecking order last season following the arrival of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, resulting in only 16 starts in 39 games across all competitions with three goals and one assist.
Uncertain future for Man United midfielders
McTominay is not the only Man United midfielder facing an uncertain future. Fred and Donny van de Beek are also believed to be heading towards the exit door.
West Ham’s pursuit of alternative midfield options
While it remains to be seen whether West Ham will return with an improved bid for McTominay, the Hammers are on the verge of bolstering their midfield options with the addition of Edson Alvarez. They have reached an agreement in principle with Ajax, which will see them pay £32m up front plus an additional £2m in performance-related add-ons.