Manchester United have seen yet another bid for a midfielder rejected this summer and this time, it is for Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera.
New United boss David Moyes hasn’t had a great summer transfer-wise so far seeing bids for Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini and now Herrera all get rejected as he hunts for a big-name in his first season as United boss.
The English champions offered the Spanish side £25million for the midfielder, but the bid was soon rejected as the club do not want to negotiate at all.
Jose Urrutia, who is Bilbao’s president, wrote the following on Twitter: ‘There is an offer for Ander Herrera. We received it yesterday and we have informed that we will not negotiate for our players.
‘Our club is different. We create an emotional bond. Our objective is not to make money.
‘For that a player should leave he needs to state his intentions to leave the club and pay the buyout clause.’
However, some positive news for United, is that in his contract, he has a release clause of £30million, meaning if they match that amount, the club will have to sell him, but it is not known whether or not United are prepared to pay the extra £5million.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt