Premier League - Man Utd fail with £29m Herrera bid

Athletic Bilbao have announced they have turned down an offer of €36m (£29m) from Manchester United for Ander Herrera.

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Ander Herrera in action for Athletic Bilbao

Herrera was reported to have flown to Manchester to finalise his move to Old Trafford but Athletic have now taken a firm stance by issuing a statement confirming they have rejected the offer from United.

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The gifted midfielder, also a target last summer for former manager David Moyes, has a release clause of €36m but in order to activate it the player would have to effectively buy himself out of his contract.

Bilbao's statement says they have rejected United's more conventional offer - which matches the value of the clause.

It is understood that Herrera's release clause rises to €40m on July 1.

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