The real reason West Ham deal for McTominay collapsed - Revealed

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

19th Sep, 2023 | 8:30am

Revealed: The real reason West Ham deal for McTominay collapsed

West Ham pulled out of a summer deal for Man United’s Scott McTominay after baulking at the Red Devils’ demands, sources have told Football Insider.

The Irons held extensive talks with United and the 26-year-old about a potential summer switch but couldn’t get a deal over the line.

McTominay was also the subject of interest from Fulham – who could have lost defensive midfielder Joao Palhinha on transfer deadline day.

Despite being priced out of a move in the summer, the Scotland international is down the pecking order at Old Trafford and could be sold in the January window.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (18 September) that a sale could be sanctioned in order to raise funds for new arrivals.

This news comes amid fresh links with Bayern Munich – who failed with a deadline-day move for Palhinha.

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The German giants are reportedly set to turn attention to the Man United star after the Fulham midfielder signed a new long-term deal at Craven Cottage.

McTominay has played 92 minutes of football across just three appearances in the 2023-24 campaign.

He made 39 appearances across all competitions in the 2022-23 campaign – but managed only 16 starts in those outings.

The Scotland international has amassed 147 Premier League appearances since coming through the ranks at Old Trafford.

McTominay has starred on the international stage, however, scoring six goals in 40 caps for his country.

He has managed six goals in Euro 2024 qualifying with Scotland now looking set to qualify for next year’s tournament.

In other news, West Ham open talks over new striker deal.