Manchester United have revived their interest in Harry Maguire.
The Leicester City star was targeted heavily by former Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho, but the Portuguese did not receive the appropriate funds from the board to finalise this deal.
Failure to bring in defensive reinforcements last summer has continued to affect the Old Trafford outfit this term, and now, top officials at the club have realised the need to improve the side’s backline.
Therefore, according to the Evening Standard, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has resumed the pursuit of Maguire, and this time around, the manager has the backing of club CEO Ed Woodward.
Manchester United seem to have learned a valuable lesson from their arch-rivals Liverpool, who broke the transfer record to sign the newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk – a move that has worked wonders for the Merseysiders.
Now, the Mancunians are also willing to break the bank for Maguire, and even shell out a club transfer record fee for the 26-year-old if need be.
The report adds that Kalidou Koulibaly is also one of the prime defensive targets for the 20-time English champions, but Napoli have refused to entertain offers for the Senegalese.
Further, the likes of Raphael Varane, Milan Skriniar, and Alessio Romagnoli are also being monitored by United, but Maguire remains the priority due to his vast experience in the Premier League.