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West Ham have not returned for Man Utd centre-back Harry Maguire

West Ham United have not revived their interest in signing Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, according to The Telegraph’s Jason Burt.

The Red Devils reached a verbal agreement (£30 million) to sell their former captain to the Hammers this month, but a deal failed to materialise in the end.

Maguire was prepared to accept a £70,000 pay-cut on his weekly wages, but he wanted United to compensate for his decision with a huge pay-off.

The hierarchy offered him £6m to leave the club, but he wanted a significant fee of £15m.

As a result, the Hammers decided to sign Konstantinos Mavropanos from Stuttgart, but it was recently claimed that they have re-opened talks for Maguire.

Burt has now dismissed the speculation. While a conversation took place between the clubs, the Hammers are not in the market for a centre-back.

Man Utd unlikely to sign Jean-Clair Todibo

United are looking to strengthen their central defensive department before the transfer deadline, and they have an interest in signing Todibo from Nice.

The Frenchman has already spoken with manager Erik ten Hag, and he is reportedly excited by the prospect of playing for a prestigious club like United.

However, a transfer looks unlikely at the moment with Maguire looking set to stay.

It was recently reported that the Hammers could make a slightly improved proposal for Maguire such that United can compensate the defender with a higher pay-off.

However, that does not appear the case. Barring any late interest, Maguire will continue at United which would directly impact their transfer plans for Todibo.

With Financial Fair Play issues, United can’t afford to sign the £34 million-rated defender unless Maguire leaves for another club which seems unlikely for now.