JoyDeadlineDay: Man United reject Everton's loan bid for Smalling

JoyDeadlineDay: Man United reject Everton's loan bid for Smalling

Everton have been linked with a move for Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi by Sky Sports presenter Jim White.

Thus, considering it, Everton proposed an offer to Manchester United to hire the services of Chris Smalling for a season-long loan spell with the Toffees.

While Everton are trying to sign Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, we understand the McCarthy deal is a separate negotiation at this stage and the two deals do not have to be completed in tandem.

His first team prospects at Goodison Park were not improved by the Toffees' summer spending spree, with Fabian Delph (Manchester City) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz) adding to the central midfield ranks.

Meanwhile, claims Arsenal have rejected the initial bid for Iwobi but could be tempted to cash in before Thursday's deadline.

However, the willingness to approach clubs for loan deals is a positive trait and something that has worked well for Silva's men over the last 12 months.

According to reports in England, Everton's opening offer for Iwobi "understood to be an initial £25m with the rest made up of add-ons", per Adrian Kajumba [Mail Sport]. It is believed that Arsenal want £40 million for the Nigerian global.

In total, Welbeck has missed 123 matches with Arsenal due to injury, and it was his unfortunate season-ending ankle break that led to Gunners boss Unai Emery deciding he would not renew his contract amid constraints on his transfer budget.

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