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Man United target Fonte rejects new Southampton contract


The defender is unhappy with the current offer at Southampton and could now move on

Jose Fonte has rejected Southampton’s latest attempt to get the defender to sign a new deal at the club – and now Man United and Everton are ready to make bids for him.

According to reports today, the defender is unhappy with the latest deal that has been offered to him at Southampton and has yet to sign a new contract. With his future currently uncertain, man United and Everton – who are both chasing the defender – are ready to pounce in January.

The deal that has been offered to Fonte would increase his current wages but there remains one problem – it doesn’t extend his contract expiration, which is something that the 32-year old wants.

He wants that to be extended but with his current deal and the new deal being offered expiring at the end of next season, he isn’t too keen to put pen to paper.

Failed to inform of Everton bid

With the player unhappy at this new offer, it could lead to him deciding to move on to another club that could offer him a better and longer deal.

Everton remain interested in Fonte, with boss Ronald Koeman eager to link up with the defender again at Goodison Park. The two worked together at Southampton before Koeman left and they could reunite if the Toffees make a fresh bid for him.

In addition, Fonte is also unhappy with Southampton as they failed to inform him that Everton had made a bid for his services last summer. It means that if a new bid did come in from them, then they would likely have to tell him this time around and it could lead to him finally making a move to Goodison Park.

Man United though are also keen to do business. Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his backline, especially with the current injuries that they have and they too could launch a bid to try and land him next month.

They are longtime admirers of the Euros winner and the Special One could be the man to convince Fonte to make the move to Old Trafford.


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