Manchester United consider making £65m bid for Harry Maguire

Sam Allardyce and Harry Maguire

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

According to a UK Sun report, the Red Devils squad members are now on tour of the United States of America with a mixed blend of experienced stars who did not play any role at the 2018 World Cup as well as youngsters that include the trio of Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and RoShaun Williams.

The Daily Mail claims that Jose Mourinho is interested in the Leicester City defender, however, any move for the Englishman can only take place once United sell one of their defenders.

This paves the way for United to fully focus on bringing in a new centre-back before the window slams shut, and the club have identified Leicester City star Harry Maguire as a key target.

The Portuguese boss wants to add a commanding centre-back to his squad this summer but will need to get one out first with Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling subject to enquiries.

GK David De Gea
GETTY GK David De Gea

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since coming through the ranks at Sheffield United as he made his name during a three-year spell at Hull City before making a £17m move to the King Power last summer.

Backed by Southgate at the start of England's World Cup campaign, Maguire produced a host of authoritative performances at the heart of the Three Lions defence, and he also showed his goal-scoring prowess from corners, as he headed England ahead against Sweden in the quarter-final.

Leicester will offer Maguire a new £75,000-a-week contract in response, however, which they hope will be enough to persuade him to stay.

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