Claims Everton boss looking at United defenders linked to Branthwaite deal

Media outlet HITC is reporting that Toffees manager Sean Dyche is interested in bringing in two Manchester United defenders.
Arsenal FC v Everton FC - Premier League
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Everton are still under financial pressure to ensure they avert another PSR breach by finding the money needed to balance the books by the end of this month.

It always looked certain that player sales would be needed to ensure that was the case and both Amaodu Onana and Jarrad Branthwaite were likely to be the subject of intense transfer speculation.

Arsenal and Manchester United were most heavily linked with the two respectively, but while United made a bid it was well below the Blues own estimation of Branthwaite's value.

Then with the sale of Lewis Dobbin to Aston Villa, there were claims this had made a significant positive difference to the situation.

At the moment is is uncertain whether United will come back in for the England defender and if they will raise their bid to a more reasonable level, as there were conflicting signals about this.

Now though, HITC are claiming Dyche wants two of United's current defenders and there were suggestions these deals may be tied to United's interest in Branthwaite.

However, other outlets say that is not the case and that the Everton boss is not looking at either United player.

What does seem certain is that United will probably come back again for Branthwaite - who has apparently agreed personal terms with the Old Trafford Club - and his exit from Goodison Park looks more and more inevitable.

As for Onana, with Arsenal's interest having seemingly cooled Bayern Munich are now allegedly keen on a deal for the Belgian midfielder.

There are five days left before the end of June and the financial year that the Premier League bases PSR calculations on and so the Toffees have not got a lot of time left to try ad sort out one or other of these transfers, if still needed.