West Ham United have decided to seemingly end their interest in Manchester United defender Harry Maguire after trying to reopen talks with United for the former Leicester City defender.

According to Fabrizio Romano, which has been further backed up by Florian Plettenberg on X, West Ham have decided to end their interest in the Englishman due to the United defender being deemed too expensive.

There had been rumours that United had reopened talks with David Moyes’ side as the East Londoners were willing to offer more money for Maguire to solve the issue of compensation.

Maguire has not started a game for Erik ten Hag this season and it now seems United may have to accept a loan offer to remove the former captain from the club.

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Everton loan interest

According to Alan Nixon’s Patreon post, United had rejected a loan offer from Everton for the English defender as they sought a permanent deal for a guaranteed fee.

The Toffees were only willing to pay around £50,000 a week for Maguire, which was four times less than what he is believed to be earning at United according to Nixon.

No club is showing an interest in Maguire at the £30 million price tag set nor at the wages he is earning either, so a loan may be the only way forward.

What does this mean for United

United seemingly need to sign a midfielder and a left-back before the end of the transfer window which closes in three days. The left-back would be on loan whilst the midfielder would be a permanent addition.

The sale of Maguire would have funded either the midfield addition or the left-back addition which is seemingly needed now because of Luke Shaw’s injury which could keep him out until November.

Maguire, who is seemingly unhappy in Manchester, would be another unhappy player at Old Trafford with Scott McTominay seemingly eager to move, too.

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