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West Ham planning astonishing double deal for Manchester United pair

David Moyes’ side could be set to pull off something incredible

West Ham United and David Moyes are lining up an incredible double swoop for Manchester United pair Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay this summer, in a deal that could cost around £60m.

The Hammers are yet to complete a signing this summer, the only Premier League side to do so, despite selling their captain to Arsenal for a British record £105m.

That is soon to change, with the UEFA Conference League champions closing in on a deal for Mexican defensive midfielder Edson Alvaraz, with the east London side set to pay a fee of around £35m and the Ajax man to sign a five year deal at the London Stadium.

They are also keen on landing another midfielder, as well as a centre-back, full back, winger and striker, with a budget believed to be in the region of £140m.

Now, as per the Guardian, they are looking to kill two birds with one stone in an audacious double swoop for the Manchester United duo, who have both been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

The England defender is in need of game time ahead of next summer’s European Championships, with Gareth Southgate warning in June that his time in the wilderness could not go on forever.

To that end, it is claimed that ‘West Ham are working to find a solution around Maguire’s wages and believe a package of £55m-£60m could convince United to sell him and McTominay’, though this seems unlikely.

The Hammers have already had one £20m offer for Maguire rejected this summer, and it was reported that the Red Devils value the centre-back at around £50m by himself, with McTominay likely to be worth a further £30m-£40m.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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