England international centre-back Harry Maguire is demanding a £15 million pay-off from Manchester United to join West Ham United, according to the Sun.
The Hammers and Red Devils have agreed a £30m deal for the transfer of the 30-year-old, but personal terms have delayed its completion.
Man United have offered Maguire £6m to leave, but he wants an additional £9m, and it remains to be seen whether the Old Trafford club will meet his demands.
West Ham can only afford to pay the Englishman £120,000 per week – £70,000 less than he currently earns with the Red Devils.
The two years left on his Man United contract would be worth £19.7m, and he believes a £6m pay-off just does not cut it.
The move to West Ham is at the risk of falling through as the club are already looking at other targets as manager David Moyes looks to bolster his defence.
Man United manager Erik ten Hag claimed Maguire still has a chance of forcing his way into the starting XI, but left the former Leicester City star on the bench for their Premier League opener of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.
Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez started the game at Old Trafford, with Victor Lindelof replacing the Argentine ahead of the second half.
The writing has been on the wall for Maguire since he was stripped of the captaincy, but he is not in a rush to leave the club without getting the pay-off he believes he deserves.
Man United are already preparing for his potential exit, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba and several other centre-backs on their radar as possible replacements.
However, they will need to increase their pay-off to have any chance of convincing Maguire to leave and it will be interesting to see what happens in the next couple of weeks.
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