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United prepared to walk away from Longstaff deal

Manchester United are prepared to walk away from the proposed deal to sign Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.

That is after they were quoted a price of £50 million to sign a player that has completed only none games of Premier League football.

The 21-year old who broke through into the Newcastle first-team last season and made an immediate impact before his campaign was curtailed by injury had been identified by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the sort of young domestic talent needed to rejuvenate his squad, which has already been refreshed with the addition of Welsh winger Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

However, Old Trafford bosses believe that Newcastle have completely inflated Longstaff’s value because of United’s profile and perceived spending power, and are not prepared to pay over the odds for somebody that they value in the £18 million to £20 million price bracket.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are set to appoint ex-United player Steve Bruce as their new manager.

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