Transfer news: Athletic Bilbao expecting Ander Herrera to stay

Ander Herrera: Not expected to leave Bilbao

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Athletic Bilbao sources have told Sky Sports that they do not expect Ander Herrera to leave the club this month.

Manchester United failed with a bid for the Basque midfield star last summer, and reports have claimed they are preparing a fresh approach for the 24-year-old.

Spanish media claim United scout Robbie Cooke was present at Bilbao's win over Almeria earlier this month, with Herrera believed to be the main point of interest.

Currently Herrera has a buy-out clause of €36million (£29.8million) although this is due to increase slightly in the summer to €40million (£33million).

Bilbao, though, do not expect any movement this month and a source close to the club told us: "We know people are looking but the situation has not changed.

"Ander has us that he does not want to leave the club in this moment."

Herrara himself was quoted by Basque paper Diario Vasco as saying: "I am happy in Bilbao, and I want to help the club improve this season."

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