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Manchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho wants Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire to bolster defence

Harry Maguire has impressed at Leicester this season

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Leicester's £35million-rated centre-back Harry Maguire to Old Trafford this summer.

Maguire, who joined the Foxes from Hull at the start of the season, is being lined up to bolster the Red Devils' back line, according to the Mirror.

Mourinho has made no secret of wanting to add to his defensive options. United have more clean sheets this season than any other club in the league with 16, but much of that has been down to their outstanding goalkeeper David de Gea.

They seemed to be eyeing-up Swansea's Alfie Mawson – after sending scouts to watch the Swans' 1-1 draw with West Brom earlier this month.

Now it would seem the Special One is after another new Three Lions star, in Leicester's Maguire.

The 25-year-old, who still has four years left on his contract at the King Power, has impressed many this season including Gareth Southgate, who looks set to bring him to this summer's World Cup in Russia.

He has played for England four times this season, often at the expense of Untied defender Chris Smalling. He could be about to take Smalling's domestic place too.

Maguire scored a last-gasp equaliser when Leicester met United back in December and described the goal as a 'special moment'.

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