All hasn’t exactly been rosy around Old Trafford in recent months.
Manchester United failed to make as much as a dent on their derby rivals Manchester City‘s quest for the Premier League crown last season, and to make matters worse, the Reds failed to win any major silverware over the course of the campaign.
Amid the latter stages of the summer window, their need for new faces at the club might not be fulfilled either. Jose Mourinho has time and again stressed that he hasn’t received enough finances as compared to his managerial counterpart Pep Guardiola at City.
But it now looks as though despite having plenty of cash to splurge, United just can’t seem to catch a break in terms of big-name signings.
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Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett is now reporting that Manchester United are willing to offer £65m for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, after a sensational World Cup outing that piqued the interest of several clubs. But the Foxes aren’t willing to sell their bruising defender at any cost.
Dorsett’s coverage of the situation claims that Leicester have “categorically” denied any chance of signing the player who has shone under the spotlight and ascended to the top very quickly.
Maguire was signed by Leicester City last season for a measly £17m from Hull City, and proved his worth under Claude Puel such that he even became a regular for his national team England, along with being a Gareth Southgate favourite.
The recently concluded World Cup showed just how capable the center half can be when put under pressure, and he even managed to score during the impressive campaign for the Three Lions.
As for United, the signs are worrying, and with the deadline date of August 9th soon approaching, the Red Devils would certainly be sweating over their recent transfer woes and looking to pounce on any opportunity to sign a deserving candidate.