Man Utd transfer news: Real Madrid enters the race to sign Manchester United target

In today's Man Utd transfer news - Real Madrid has entered the race to sign Manchester United center-back target Jarrad Branthwaite from Everton.

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After the reports of Manchester United not renewing the contract of Raphael Varane, Man Utd transfer news on potential center-back signings started to pop up from here and there. According to the Sun, Manchester United are interested in signing Everton center-back Jarrad Branthwaite who has played a key role in the resurgence of Everton in the Premier League. After a string of good performances, the English center-back not only caught the eyes of Man United but is also attracting interest from Spanish clubs. Yes, Spanish giant, Real Madrid is now ready to compete with Manchester United for the signature of Jarrad Branthwaite. Manchester United thought that they would have a free run at the 21-year-old. But, with Real Madrid in the mix, the price of Jarrad Branthwaite will surely go up. Everton would demand a club record fee if any club wants to persuade them to sell their star player.

Man Utd transfer news: Everton wants £100m for Jarrad Branthwaite

Previously, the Sun reported that Everton would demand a club record fee of around £100million for Jarrad Branthwaite if Manchester United wanted to buy the player. Now, Man Utd will be wary of paying such an exponential fee for a center-back simply because of what happened with Harry Maguire. They would be thinking twice before paying such an amount to Everton. Jarrad Branthwaite has been a key player for Sean Dyche's team. Everton conceded only 28 goals in 20 games while playing with Jarrad Branthwaite in the lineup. Only Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, and Villa have a better record than the Toffees. Thus, Branthwaite attracted interest from Real Madrid as well which will prompt Everton not to lower the price. It will be interesting to see what will happen with this Man Utd transfer news about Jarrad Branthwaite to Manchester United.

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