United reach IMPASSE in contract talks with Lionesses star Mary Earps

Man United are NO closer to tying Mary Earps down to a new deal ahead of next week’s deadline… with Arsenal intent on signing Lionesses star as she enters final year of her contract

  • Mary Earps returned to Carrington cutting an isolated figure after the World Cup
  • All signs point to Earps wanting to leave Manchester United before the deadline 
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Manchester United are no closer to agreeing a new contract with goalkeeper Mary Earps as the club face a race against time to negotiate a new deal before next week’s transfer deadline.

Arsenal have had two bids, understood to be higher than the £100,000 record fee for a goalkeeper, rejected by United – who remain adamant Earps is not for sale.

The England No 1 was out of contract in June but United triggered an option to extend her deal by a year.

The club have made extending her stay at the club a priority but Mail Sport understands no progress has been made.

United still believe they can convince Earps to commit her future to the club but the goalkeeper remains reluctant to put pen to paper.

Manchester United are no closer to agreeing a new contract with goalkeeper Mary Earps 

The Lionesses star was sensational during her side’s World Cup final loss to Spain last month

Earps has always been tight-lipped on her situation but admitted in May that her future was ‘a little bit uncertain’.

The goalkeeper was part of the United squad that travelled to Germany for a pre-season fixture with Bayern Munich.

But Earps and the rest of her England team-mates who played at the World Cup – Ella Toone and Katie Zelem – did not feature in Wednesday’s match, which United lost 3-2.

Mail Sport understands United want to sign OL Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce, who could serve as a potential replacement for Earps, but have not yet been able to agree a fee with the American club.

The club’s stance remains Earps is going nowhere, regardless of who may come in.

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Alessia Russo (centre) made the switch from Manchester United to Arsenal this summer

Arsenal already have two strong keepers in Manuela Zinsberger (above) and Sabrina D’Angelo


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