Man Utd ‘waiting in wings to swoop for two Everton stars’ if crisis-hit club is forced into transfer firesale

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MANCHESTER UNITED could reportedly be ready to pounce for two Everton stars if the club’s problems continue.

The Toffees were hit with a ten-point deduction this week after being found guilty of breaching financial fair play rules.

Manchester United have a long-term interest in Amadou Onana[/caption]
Jarrad Branthwaite has also caught the eye of the Red DevilsGetty

Things could go from bad to worse for Everton too with Leeds, Leicester and Burnley reportedly readying a £300million compensation claim against the club.

If ordered to settle Everton will enter administration – and could even face a further nine-point deduction – as new owners 777Partners will reportedly be unable to pay up.

And that means they could be forced to sell some of their prized assets.

United are understood to have a long-term interest in Amadou Onana and could make a move for the midfielder if Everton are plunged into uncertainty, report The Express.

The Red Devils considered signing Onana in the summer – a transfer that seemingly would have proved popular amongst the fanbase.

However Everton could demand a significant fee to let Onana leave regardless of their circumstances, having set his asking price at £50m in the summer.

United are also said to be interested in youngster Jarrad Branthwaite.

The defender has caught the eye since breaking into the Everton first-team under Sean Dyche, having impressed on loan at PSV last season.


Branthwaite’s ability to play out from the back could appeal to Erik ten Hag, who is understood to have prioritised signing a central defender.

The Red Devils have drawn up a four-man shortlist which includes Jean-Clair Todibo, who plays for Ratcliffe-owned Nice.

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