Manchester United manager José Mourinho is tipped to break the club’s transfer record, so as to sign Leicester City’s star player Harry Maguire this summer.
The English defender is Mourinho’s prime target this season as the Portuguese manager seeks to improve his defensive setup, which was too fragile throughout last season.
Having sold one of their most important players —Ryad Mahrez — to Manchester city for £60m last week, the Foxes are unwilling to release the player this summer unless he submitted a transfer request to the club’s hierarchy.
However, Mourinho and his employers are more than ready to offer huge offer for his signature.
According to reports, the Red Devils are set to table £80m to the former Premier League Champions so as to convince Claude Puel to release the player before the start of next season.
Meanwhile, United vice-chairman Ed Woodward might fail to release such huge money for the player’s signature, according to the Daily Mail.
The British publication further reveals that Woodward is not interested in signing new defenders except Mourinho partway with some of the players under his watch.
There are many defensive-minded players in Mourinho’s team who were underused by the Portuguese during the previous season.
Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof, and Eric Billy all failed to get much time on the pitch last season and they might be shown the exit door by Mourinho so as to fund this move for the world cup star.