Gossip: United may have to up Fernandes wages

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Manchester United may have to give midfielder Bruno Fernandes a pay rise from his current £230,000-a-week contract if they want to keep their captain. (Star)

United will turn down any offers that arrive this summer for Fernandes as they see the 29-year-old as untouchable. (Caught Offside)

The Old Trafford club are willing to pay £55m for 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, but Everton want £80m. (Givemesport)

Meanwhile, United have been offered the opportunity to appoint long-term target Massimiliano Allegri as manager after the Italian was sacked by Juventus. (Express)

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