Manchester United have firmly shut the door on the possibility of loaning out defender Harry Maguire, according to the Daily Mail.
While Maguire is open to seeking more consistent first-team action, recent developments indicate his pursuit of a new club might not be as smooth as anticipated.
Despite Maguire’s willingness to explore alternative options, Man United are determined to consider only an outright sale.
They agreed a £30 million deal with West Ham United for Maguire earlier this month, but the transfer collapsed.
Maguire reportedly failed to agree personal terms with the Hammers, and there were talks about how his demands for a payout caused negotiations to reach an impasse.
Everton are also interested in Maguire and could move for him before Friday, but they will be aware of United’s loan refusal.
United are still in the market for some additions before the transfer window closes on Friday. The Red Devils are pursuing a left-back, with a trio of candidates on their radar.
United are also eyeing midfield talents to bolster their ranks.
Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Ambrabat have garnered attention from the club’s scouting team, but it remains unclear who they will move for.
As for West Ham, their immediate priority is to bolster their attacking options. Technical director Tim Steidten is in Brazil to negotiate with Corinthians over the potential signing of 22-year-old forward Yuri Alberto.
While there’s notable interest in Michail Antonio, manager David Moyes appears reluctant to part ways with the Jamaican international.
Even with a tempting offer from Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ettifaq, Moyes is keen on retaining Antonio’s services.
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