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Manchester United priced out of move for Championship ace, report reveals

Manchester United are unwilling to pay the price Watford are demanding for goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, the Daily Mail has said.

Watford shot-stopper Bachmann has been drawing surprise interest from Manchester United this summer.

The Red Devils are in the market for a new backup ‘keeper after opening the door for Dean Henderson to head out on loan to Nottingham Forest. However, a new report from the Daily Mail has now dealt the Premier League giants a blow in their bid for the Austrian.

The new report states that while Manchester United ‘were’ interested in Bachmann, the club are unwilling to meet Watford’s valuation.

It remains to be seen if that brings an end to Manchester United’s pursuit of the goalkeeper, but it certainly seems that their bid has hit a roadblock at the least as they search for another option in between the sticks.

A boost for Watford…

With Ben Foster heading for the exit door, a departure for Bachmann would mean a goalkeeping revamp for Watford.

It was the veteran ‘keeper and Bachmann battling for the starting spot last season while Rob Elliot served as third-choice and Pontus Dahlberg picked up game time out on loan away from Vicarage Road.

Although last season wasn’t the easiest for Bachmann or anyone at Watford for that matter, the 27-year-old did impress in their promotion-winning 2020/21 campaign. He dislodged Foster from the starting spot and kept 13 clean sheets in 23 Championship games, conceding only 13 times too.

If he remains onboard, Bachmann will be hoping to emulate that form again next season as they embark on a return to the Championship under new boss Rob Edwards.

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