Man Utd ‘turn down’ swap transfer for Inter star Erik ten Hag wanted to sign in 2022

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Manchester United have reportedly turned down the opportunity of a swap deal for Denzel Dumfries in exchange for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The latter has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Crystal Palace and West Ham United reportedly enquiring about the player’s availability last week. Wan-Bissaka signed a one-year contract extension last month, with his current deal set to expire in 2025.

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But the 26-year-old appears to have fallen behind Diogo Dalot in the pecking order at United and could be available for a departure next summer.

The Sun have claimed United have ‘turned down’ the chance to move Wan-Bissaka on in place of Dumfries, a player the Red Devils considered in Erik ten Hag’s first transfer window. The United boss is believed to be a fan of the Inter full-back, who has a ‘contract stand-off’ with the club regarding a new contract.

The report adds Dumfries could be sold this summer with Inter unable to match his £80,000-a-week wage demands. The Dutch international’s current deal expires in June 2025.

Dumfries played in 12 of Inter’s 13 Champions League matches last season as the Italian club finished as runners-up in the competition, ultimately losing to Manchester City in the final. This season the attack-minded wing-back has provided two goals and three assists from 15 Serie A games.

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He has earned 50 international caps and played in all five of the Netherlands matches at the 2022 World Cup.

As for Wan-Bissaka, the ex-Palace man has seen his made 17 appearances this season in all competitions and could be in action when United face Newport County in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie.

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