West Ham United have re-opened talks with Manchester United over defender Harry Maguire.
The London club were prepared to bring the English defender to the club a few weeks ago but the move fell off.
On Saturday, reports emerged that Man United and West Ham initially agreed a £30million transfer fee but Maguire was demanding a hefty United pay-off as he still has two years remaining in his contract.
HARRY MAGUIRE MIGHT BE OUT OF MAN UNITED BY FRIDAY
Since Erik ten Hag took over as Man United coach, Maguire has fallen out of the pecking order. Last year, the Dutch boss signed Lisandro Martinez, who then became first-choice centre-back alongside Raphael Varane and Lisandro. Victor Lindelof, who came on during United’s 1-0 win over Wolves has been the second-choice centre-back.
Ten Hag wanted to sell Maguire to make the sale for other signings before the window closes on Friday. The Man United boss has encouraged the former captain to leave the club.
“We don’t have a squad with 11 players, and the last year proved definitely we need all the players. That means you need some high-level players who are maybe not starting but that can change so there is an internal competition, everyone has to fight for his place,” he was quoted on Sky Sports.
Maguire was set to leave Man United this summer after United agreed to West Ham’s $35-Million offer but it is believed that the defender stalled the move until the deal fell through.