London - England central defender Harry Maguire's impressive
performances at the Soccer World Cup has made him a prime target for Manchester
United manager Jose Mourinho, according to British media reports on Saturday.
The 25-year-old is believed to want to secure the move
although Leicester's Thai owners are reluctant to sell after another of their
stars Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez moved to champions Manchester City last
month for a club record fee of 60 million.
Maguire, who impressed alongside John Stones in England's
run to the World Cup semi-finals, will cost 65million with part of the outlay
being offset by selling Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo - United value him at
30 million - and Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, the Daily Mirror claims.
Rojo is attracting interest from Premier League newboys
Wolverhampton Wanderers whilst Darmian is coveted by both the Milan clubs.
According to the Daily Mail the injury-prone 28-year-old
Rojo - who cost United 16million when he signed from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 -
has been removed from the club's branding by the marketing department for the
The Sun reports that Maguire's chances of moving to United
could depend on whether Leicester are successful in buying Newcastle skipper
Jamaal Lascelles, they are preparing a 35million bid for the player voted by
the fans The Magpies player of last season.
Maguire, who played every minute of 'The Foxes' league
campaign last season after signing from Hull City on a five year contract, not
only stood out in defence at the World Cup but crowned his first major finals
with a goal in the 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-finals.
Adding extra spice should the move go through - transfer
deadline day is August 9 - United and Leicester kick-off the new season on