Manchester United ‘reject Harry Maguire offer’ and other transfer rumours

Maguire&aposs future at Old Trafford had been cast into doubt in recent weeks, with Erik ten Hag preferring Lisandro Martinez or even Luke Shaw to partner Raphael Varane in the centre of defence.

Several clubs had been rather speculatively linked with a move for the 29-year-old, with West Ham approaching United to ask about the availability of their out-of-favour defender. David Moyes&apos side look likely to lose Craig Dawson to Wolves and are looking for senior defensive additions as they fight to stay in the league.

But United have always remained clear in their stance that Maguire is not available, either on loan or permanently, and are said to have quickly swatted away the Hammers&apos approach. While Ten Hag does not consider Maguire his first choice on the left side of the defensive pair, the Dutchman is keen to maintain a level of squad depth with his side still competing on all four fronts.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy will demand 100million from any English club for Harry Kane, according to The Telegraph.

United are one of several sides said to be interested in Kane but will have to pay a Premier League premium in order to lure him away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Bayern Munich are also keen on a deal, with the report adding that European clubs will not have to pay as much, due to not being in direct competition for league titles or European places.

Kane made clear his desire to leave Spurs 18 months ago, edging for a move to Manchester City in the summer of 2021. But with three years still on his deal at the time, the England international held little to no power. The report states that Kane has rejected at least one fresh contract offer since then.

United signed Wout Weghorst on a half-season loan from Burnley last week, with the 30-year-old expected to provide a very capable stop-gap for bigger and more long-term investments in the future.

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