Man Utd Transfer News Today: Olise future DECISION, Branthwaite IMPASSE, Zirkzee LATEST

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 21 Jun 2024 21:10 BST
  • 5 min read
Michael Olise, Jarrad Branthwaite, Man Utd, 2023/24

Manchester United remain adamant that they will not spend above their means this summer.

There are concerns that Everton have implemented a 'Man Utd tax' as they look to get a deal over the line for Jarrad Branthwaite.

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The Toffees are thought to want €80 million for the youngster, but that’s too far part in the valuation for the Red Devils.

READ MORE: Premier League summer transfers 2024: All the Done Deals

Branthwaite is valued at just 26.2m by our ETV (Estimated Transfer Value) algorithm.

Reporter Fabrizio Romano says Man Utd have other targets as well as the defender.

He said the Red Devils will do business at an acceptable price - but nothing near the figure Everton want. If not, they will move on to other targets.

Olise picks...Bayern!

Top Man Utd target Michael Olise has decided to leave the Premier League, according to The Athletic's David Ornstein. The Frenchman has opted to join Bayern Munich.

This comes off the back of news by Ornstein that Chelsea had left the race to sign the 22-year-old due to concerns over his price. The Blues were thought to be leading the chase for him ahead of Man Utd for several days.

A few days ago, it was rumoured in the French press that Man Utd had come to a similar conclusion as Chelsea regarding the financial package required to sign Olise. It turns out this was correct.

Man Utd make Kerkez a major target

Man Utd have made Bournemouth's Milos Kerkez their top left-back target this summer, we are told.

Kerkez is currently catching the eye with Hungary at Euro 2024, where he has shone, despite his team's poor results.

He also caught the eye during his debut season for Bournemouth, playing more minutes than any other defender aged 21 years old or younger in the Premier League.

Man Utd can't sign Todibo

Having been linked to Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice for what seems like an entirety, it should be the easiest deal of the summer transfer window.

Both clubs are owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group, with the billionaire having taken over a minority stake in Man Utd earlier this year.

Todibo, though, appears set to escape the Old Trafford side, despite being exactly the type of player they are chasing. He is young, talented and would plug a gap at centre-back that the Red Devils need to fill.

But a deal can't happen owing to UEFA rules.

Co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been left furious at the situation and told Bloomberg: "We have a player at Nice, I'm not going to say his name, who is really interested in joining United and who has the ability to be a Manchester United player. They told us we can't sell him to United.

"But that's not fair on the player, and I don’t see what that achieves."

Previously Fabrizio Romano wrote: “Jean-Clair Todibo deal for Man United is currently off and highly unlikely due to UEFA rules.

Joshua Zirkzee links continue

The rumors surrounding Joshua Zirkzee persist - and a reporter has stated that they are currently being 'blown out of proportion.'

Man Utd have been heavily linked to the striker, but a recent story suggests that they may move to other targets, ones in the €15m to €20m range.

Zirkzee was close to joining AC Milan, but the Serie A club stalled over financial matters, leaving the door wide open for others to join the race.

Man Utd look to Austria for cost-effective defensive option

While Man Utd are so often linked with gaudy transfer fees, they might be about to move for a much more cost-effective option as they look to shore up their defence.

According to reports from France the Red Devils are weighing up a move for Oumar Solet, now at Red Bull Salzburg after joining from Lyon as a youngster.

Solet will be out of contract next summer, and Salzburg are reportedly looking for a fee of €12-15m.

Man Utd interest in Xavi Simons CONFIRMED

Man Utd have confirmed their interest in signing Dutch midfield sensation Xavi Simons this summer.

The 21-year-old prodigy impressed for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga last season - providing 8 goals and 11 assists in 32 starts.

Simons though remains a PSG player and it appears all options are open this summer.

While Luis Enrique might like to have Simons back at Parc des Princes as the French giants move away from their previous strategy of signing high-priced finished objects, it appears the player himself is not a fan of that plan.

While another season on loan in Leipzig is a possibility, Simons could also be sold for a handsome profit.

And according to French sporting bible L'Equipe Man Utd are one of the clubs who have now registered an interest in Simons.

Any move would not be straightforward for the new Red Devils transfer brains trust though - Simons is also wanted by Arsenal, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

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