Man Utd and Arsenal on alert as Premier League star ‘rejects’ new contract offer

The Red Devils have been credited with an interest in an England international who has made a big decision on his future.

Manchester United have reportedly been ‘alerted’ to Eberechi Eze’s decision to reject a new contract offer from Crystal Palace.

The England international has made a major impact since moving to Selhurst Park in the summer of 2020 in a deal that could net former club Queens Park Rangers up to £20million. After scoring 15 goals and providing 11 assists in 93 appearances for the Eagles, Eze earned a maiden call-up to the England squad at the end of last season and he made his Three Lions debut as a substitute in a Euro 2024 qualifier against Malta last month.

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With reports suggesting a number of clubs were monitoring his progress, Eze has been tipped to make the step to a bigger club after his former QPR team-mate Geoff Cameron backed the 25-year-old for ‘a bright, bright future’.

He told talkSPORT: “I had a good buddy of mine, Jack Butland, at Crystal Palace and I said: ‘How’s Ebs doing?’ and he said his ability was a joke and he kind of said the same thing that he’ll learn and get through it. Now, you’re seeing the potential that he has and he’s got a bright, bright future ahead of him.

“For me, I think he’ll get there [to a top club], 100 per cent. It’s just time, experience, more games under his belt, more opportunities to show his ability and bang in more goals. He has it. Can he do it consistently every game and be that impactful? I believe he can and you’ll see it.”

That step could come earlier than expected after TEAMtalk revealed Eze has ‘turned down’ the chance to extend his current contract at Palace, which still has two years remaining. The report suggests the decision has already alerted a number of potential suitors including United and Premier League rivals Arsenal.

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