Manchester United are prepared to let Ander Herrera leave for a discounted price come January.
The Spaniard is currently in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, which allows him to start negotiating with clubs from the January transfer window as well as sign a pre-agreement with interested parties.
The Red Devils are keen to hold onto his services as well, but talks over a contract extension have been at a deadlock since quite a few months.
Jose Mourinho himself is a fan of the midfielder, having publicly hailed Herrera as the player responsible for aiding Manchester United mount a 2-1 comeback win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
If the Reds fail to reach an agreement with Herrera, the 29-year-old could end up leaving for free at the end of the campaign. However, United wish to avoid that at all costs, which is why they are prepared to let him leave for a discounted price come January.
The Sun indicates that the Mancunian giants are ready to accept a minimal fee in the region of £3m and £5m for the player they signed from Athletic Bilbao for around £32m.
Further, the same report has quoted an Old Trafford source as saying: “There has already been a lot of interest in Ander from around Europe and England. There’s a growing feeling here that he is ready to walk away next summer and that’s something the club don’t want.
“The club obviously want to avoid that particular scenario and are trying to compromise and get a deal done. He knows there’s interest in him but he has a young family and is settled in the area and likes living here.”
Several clubs from England as well as Spain have expressed an interest in signing Herrera, with Everton and Athletic Bilbao supposedly leading the race for his signature at the moment.