Brilliant £65M star opens door to potential Manchester United move

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It has been claimed that Manchester United target Marc Guehi has rejected a new contract offer from Crystal Palace.

Manchester United intend to sign a new centre-back this summer after Raphael Varane’s departure and Guehi is a player that the club have been linked with over the past few weeks after a great season with Palace.

The 23-year-old started alongside John Stones in England’s first four games before missing the quarter-final against Switzerland due to suspension, but is expected to go back into the side after an impressive tournament.

Palace were keen to offer a new deal with a release clause, according to The Sun, but Guehi, who has just two years left on his current deal, is said to to not be interested.

Guehi is reportedly valued in excess of £65 million by Palace, with Newcastle United another club who have been credited with interest in the centre-back.

Former Old Trafford star Wes Brown has named Guehi as a possible target for the Red Devils after being impressed with his performances at Euro 2024 for England: ‘Marc Guehi deserves a special mention,’ Brown told Ladbrokes. ‘He’s been really good. There’s been one or two incidents where we’ve seen a slight lack in concentration.

‘I know what it’s like when you’re in his position, and in general, he’s been outstanding. I actually didn’t think he’d play… I thought Lewis Dunk might get the nod. But he’s been so solid at the back, and he definitely deserves recognition.

‘He fits right in alongside John Stones; he plays a little bit differently to Stones, but he’s so quick, and he’s strong. Where Stones is a little bit more elegant, and can bring the ball out, into midfield, Guehi just does the job.

‘And that’s what I want from a defender; I want him to just defend. The duo has worked really well. Guehi has been outstanding in any one-on-one situations… he’s handled business really well, and strikers have found it difficult against him.

‘I’m sure Marc Guehi will have added a few more million pounds onto his price tag off the back of the job he’s done for England so far in this tournament. Plenty of big clubs – including Manchester United – have already been linked with him and it’s a shame – in a way – that no one’s done enough homework on him before this tournament, because to go and get him now, he’s going to be so expensive. It’s as simple as that.

‘United do need to buy this summer… as for how much they’ll be able to spend, that’s still a question I don’t know the answer to. But in terms of Guehi, he’s certainly justified himself, when you look at how he’s performed and handled himself in this tournament.

‘International tournaments, like this, can help those bigger teams in identifying talent, because there’s a big question as to whether certain names can step up and deliver on the biggest stage, and Guehi has shown that he’s capable of doing that.’

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