Manchester United Set For £65m Bid For Leicester City And England Defender

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire

The Daily Mail says that Mourinho has more than a passing interest in the Leicester centre-back, believing that Maguire has the commanding presence that his Old Trafford defence desperately needs.

The defender certainly was one of the best English players and Mourinho could look to replace either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling with the Leicester man.

Do the Foxes have the finances?

Leicester are aware of United's interest and "will improve Maguire's wages to around £75,000 in a bid to tie him down for another season", but that weekly sum might not be enough to fight off United's financial muscle.

Claude Puel has considered potential replacements regardless with Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Gary Cahill both discussed.

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Without their World Cup stars back in the fold the beginning of the Red Devil's pre season tour to the U.S. hasn't been great with two draws against American opposition, a 1-1 and a 0-0.

A Betway spokesperson told the Daily Star, "Harry Maguire was one of the shining lights for England at the World Cup and his performances have clearly caught the eye of Jose Mourinho and the Manchester United hierarchy".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has continued the very downbeat narrative that has dominated his sides pre-season tour of America, by claiming that his current squad are 'not a team'.

However, one major snag is that the summer transfer window is scheduled to close on August 9, when Three Lions squad members to the summer World Cup will be returning from their extended vacation. Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are also interested in Martial.

United are expected to make a rival offer for the 29-year-old but "the lure of Barcelona is strong".

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