Man United want to use the Harry Maguire money to sign West Ham midfield target Amadou Onana from Prem rivals Everton.
The Hammers have agreed a £30m deal with Man United and Maguire and various reports claim his severance is in the process of being finalised at Old Trafford while others state Erik ten Hag wants to have a new arrival or two lined up before sanctioning the move.
It has been widely reported that the bulk of Man United’s business in the summer transfer window is done. And any money for further arrivals will need to be raised through sales to satisfy FFP rules.
David Moyes will be delighted to get his hands on prime defensive target Maguire should the deal ho through as expected next week.
But it seems that will come at a cost to West Ham’s transfer plans in another area.
Man United want to use Harry Maguire money to sign West Ham midfield target Amadou Onana from Prem rivals Everton
Ten Hag is not content with signing one Onana this summer according to The Daily Mail. As he also wants the towering Everton midfielder as an alternative to Sofyan Amrabat, another reported Hammers target.
West Ham had been heavily linked with Everton midfielder Onana of as a replacement for Declan Rice until recently.
Fans will remember Everton came in at the 11th hour to beat West Ham to the £33m signing of the Belgian last summer.
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Earlier in the window journalist Alan Nixon claimed Moyes was serious about signing Onana and said Everton were willing to sell to West Ham for right price.
With Rice and Manuel Lanzini having left West Ham and both Flynn Downes and Lucas Paqueta looking likely to follow them out of the club, West Ham are thought to be revising their transfer plans to sign three midfielders rather than two.
But any lingering hopes they may have had of signing Onana could be dealt a fatal blow by the interest of Manchester United.
Especially after we reported last month on claims Belgian international Onana was holding off West Ham while he waits to see if a Champions League club come in for him.
Well it seems Man United could be about to answer his wishes using the imminent funds from the sale of Maguire to West Ham.