Everton have had a loan bid rejected for Harry Maguire.
According to journalist Alan Nixon, Manchester United have turned down an offer for Maguire and are still eager to offload him permanently.
The Red Devils paid a whopping £80 million to sign the ‘dominant’ defender from Leicester City four years ago and he has since failed to live up to his price tag.
Despite initially being named captain, Maguire struggled with the pressure of taking charge at Old Trafford and his form went dramatically downhill.
Erik ten Hag offered Maguire only 16 appearances in the Premier League last season after welcoming Lisandro Martinez to the club, before stripping the 30-year-old of his captaincy this summer.
Maguire looks to be falling further and further down the pecking order and United are now eager to sell him on for £30m to fund their own transfer activity.
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However, the Red Devils have found no takers willing to agree to the fee and also pay his staggering wages.
Everton have now tried their luck at bringing Maguire to Goodison Park on a season-long loan deal but have seen their offer instantly rejected.
The Toffees were reportedly willing to pay around £50,000-a-week towards Maguire’s wages, which is said to be almost four times higher than that.
Everton face competition from West Ham for Maguire
West Ham also remain interested in signing Maguire, who they tried to buy this month but failed to agree a deal. It is thought the Irons would consider a loan move, but the Daily Mail have reported that Manchester United won’t consider any temporary exit for the England international.
After spending around £175m on Rasmus Hojland, Mason Mount and Andre Onana, United need to make some cash back before they can continue bolstering their squad.
Maguire would have certainly been a very strong addition to Sean Dyche’s depleted squad, though it would be very surprising to see the Red Devils change their mind about loaning him out.
It also seems likely that he would choose West Ham over Everton if he had the choice, given that they have European football to look forward to this season.