Mourinho Must Sell To Buy: Maguire Next On List


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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho must sell at least one defender if he is to land England centre-back Harry Maguire, according to the Daily Mail.

The trio of Marcos Rojo, 28, Eric Bailly, 24, and Chris Smalling, 28, are all vulnerable to the axe being wielded at Old Trafford if Mourinho is to land the 25-year-old defender.

Time is tight. The Premier League transfer window closes on 9th August for new signings and Maguire is still on holiday.

Not that Leicester City are minded to sell their prize asset. The Foxes are ready to offer the centre-back a new contract worth £75,000 per week. However, they know that United can blow them out of the water financially.

Maguire enhanced his reputation during England’s run to the World Cup semi-final this summer, showing an eye for goal at set-pieces. He scored his first England goal during the 2 – 0 quarter-final win over Sweden.

Leicester boss Claude Puel identified unsettled Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, 32, as a short-term solution. Both he and Maguire are very much in the same mould, with the pair robust in the challenge and strong in the air.

Another option being considered is Barcelona’s, Yerry Mina. The 23-year-old Colombia international is expected to leave the Camp Nou this summer with the Premier League showing a considerable amount of interest in him.