Amadou Onana won’t be joining Manchester United this summer.

The Red Devils had been considering a move fro the Everton midfielder if they didn’t land Sofyan Amrabat, however Mail Online have now reported that they have turned their attention away from Onana because he is deemed too expensive.

Onana moved to Goodison Park from Lille for £33 million last summer and went onto become one of only a few positives last season as the Toffees narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.

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The Belgian’s successful campaign has led to interest from the likes of United and Chelsea, with recent reports claiming the former could make a bid for his signature. However, Everton have previously demanded £55 million to part ways with the 21-year-old and United see their valuation as too high.

Onana had looked increasingly likely to move Old Trafford this week as rumours circulated that United could include Harry Maguire in a swap deal for the Everton man, however the England international now looks set to join West Ham after agreeing a £30m fee.

Erik ten Hag’s side are instead likely to continue their pursuit of Amrabat, who could well be available for only £30m as he enters the final year of his contract at Fiorentina.

Everton may be relieved that Manchester United have ended their interest in Amadou Onana

While Chelsea may still be considering a move for ‘outstanding’ Amadou Onana if they don’t sign Moises Caicedo, the Belgium international is looking increasingly likely to stay on Merseyside after Everton placed the whopping £55m price tag on his head.

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While the Toffees could definitely do with some cash to spend, selling Onana would make life very difficult for Sean Dyche. It would be very hard to replace such a talented youngster, while also investing the money elsewhere too.

The former Lille star could well play a huge role in another important season at Goodison Park, with Dyche hoping to avoid yet another relegation battle.

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