Manchester United launched late bid to sign midfielder

Manchester United have had a £35 million bid turned down for Newcastle United player Sean Longstaff.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, keen on luring the youngster over to Old Trafford has reportedly been in talks with Newcastle United over the potential signing of Longstaff and finally came through with a bid.

But Newcastle have sent the Red Devils back home, snubbing their offer.

The 21-year-old broke into the Newcastle side towards the end of last season. Rafa Benitez gave the midfielder chances to impress in Newcastle’s first team and he scored two goals in 13 appearances.

His performances saw him warming his way into the hearts of fans and he became transfer target for a number of European clubs.

But Manchester United have been linked with the strongest interest. United are keen to sign Longstaff with both MarouaneFellaini and Ander Herrera leaving Old Trafford earlier this summer, while Paul Pogba continues pushing for the exit doors.

Longstaff’s current deal at Newcastle runs till 2022 and with the transfer window almost closed, a move to United is unlikely.

The report claims that Newcastle have informed United that Longstaff is not up for sale turning down the eight-figure offer. The report also claim that United could return with an improved bid before deadline time.

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