MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Ander Herrera could be set to leave the Red Devils for a cut-price fee in January, according to reports.
The Spaniard, who joined for £32m from Athletic Bilbao in 2014, is in the final year of his deal at Old Trafford, with talks over a new contract supposedly at deadlock.
And according to the Sun, United are willing to accept a knockdown price for Herrera, but are reluctant to let him leave for free.
The 29-year-old ace can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs during January.
But United could be willing to accept a minimal fee of between £3m and £5m for him.
“There has already been a lot of interest in Ander from around Europe and England”
The report adds that Everton are interested in bringing in Herrera to help them with their push for a Europa League place.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, the midfielder seemed to be all smiles alongside compatriots Juan Mata and David De Gea when travelling with the United squad to Bournemouth.
Jose Mourinho’s men are looking to build on a solid October in the Premier League where they remained unbeaten and took seven points from a possible nine.
A win for the Red Devils would move them closer to a spot in the top four.
On Herrera, an Old Trafford source told the Sun: “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.”
He is understood to be due around £2m in wages between January and the end of the season, in the region of the fee the Red Devils are looking to recoup.
Herrera has made 114 appearances for United in the Premier League but it appears as though the central-midfielder doesn’t have a long-term future at the club after falling down the pecking order.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists United remain the favourites for Saturday’s clash, despite his side’s impressive start to the season.
When asked if his side are favourites, he said: “I wouldn’t agree with that. Every time you play Manchester United as Bournemouth, Manchester United are favourites for the game.”