Man Utd ready to launch offer for £90m star as Solskjaer eyes 2nd summer signing
Man Utd are ready to make their move for Harry Maguire by offering to include Andreas Pereira as part of any deal for the £90m Leicester defender
Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are ready to formalise their interest in Harry Maguire…
Manchester United are ready to make their move for Harry Maguire by offering to include Andreas Pereira as part of any deal for the £90m-rated Leicester City defender, according to The Sun.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to revamp his squad this summer after United finished sixth in the Premier League last season and they’ve already snapped-up young winger Daniel James from Swansea.
However, strengthening in defence is also a priority after United conceded 54 league goals last season and Solskjaer is wanting to bring in a partner for Victor Lindelof amid on-going doubts over Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Maguire has emerged as a prime target in recent weeks with the Evening Standard reporting last week that Solskjaer has instructed executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to do all he can to lure the England international to Old Trafford.
Understandably, Leicester are desperate to keep hold of Maguire as he’s been a key player for them since arriving from Hull two years ago and is now considered to be one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.
The Sun claims Leicester are demanding a staggering £90m for Maguire this summer – which would be a world record fee for a defender – and so far Man Utd have refused to match that lofty valuation.
However, they’ve hatched a plan to tempt Leicester into a cheaper deal as the newspaper says United are ready to use Andreas Pereira as bait by including the midfielder in any deal to sign Maguire.
The report says Man Utd are aware Brendan Rodgers is a huge fan of Pereira as he tried to sign him at Celtic and they are now ready to offer the Leicester boss the chance to take him on loan as a sweetener in the Maguire deal.
Pereira has struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford so the 23-year-old Brazilian may be open to the idea of joining Leicester to get some regular first team football under his belt.
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However, it remains to be seen whether the inclusion of Pereira on loan will be enough to tempt Leicester into lowering their £90m valuation for Maguire so we’ll have to wait and see how they respond when United table this reported offer.
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