Chelsea is eager to discuss signing Harry Maguire. Harry Maguire is in the mix for an incredible transfer deal with Manchester United, which could see Christian Pulisic heading the other way at Old Trafford. It is understood a move for Wesley Fofana remains Chelsea’s primary target at the centre-back position, but their interest in Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is an intriguing development. Christian Pulisic is expected to hold talks with Chelsea about his future. Pulisic may push for his exit from Chelsea, even though his contract has two years remaining. Manchester United’s Harry Maguire may be set to lose his spot at the club where he is the captain following an uncharacteristic start to the season.
The Mail is reporting that Chelsea is interested in signing the England international centre-back, despite Manchester United’s highly touted struggles after the club’s transfer of Harry Maguire from Leicester City to United for an eye-watering fee of PS 80m in August 2019. Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana is a high-profile Chelsea target, but negotiations with Leicester have proved difficult due to their insistence that they receive the best possible price for the 21-year-old. The deal for the French defender may finally happen next week, following the central defender’s demand that he not play against Southampton on Saturday.
Chelsea only managed to get a point from the last weekend’s game against Spurs, where Harry Kane’s late equaliser spoiled their mood. Even after signing Koulibaly, Chelsea is searching for a defender, and they think they can fill that space by having Maguire on their team. Chelsea will have to make a move quickly as we are nearing the end of the transfer window. Leicester City’s defender Fofana is “not for sale”, as said by their boss Rodgers; he said that he wants Fofana to stay at Leicester as he is a part of his plan. Fofana also signed a contract extension in March, which meant he would remain with the club till 2027.
Since Chelsea has moved their radar and found out Maguire could be an essential player for their team, it is pretty evident that he can take the role of Thiago Silva because of the structure that Chelsea’s coach Tuchel has formed their defence. Harry Maguire cannot perform swiftly with United because of his slow pace, but he can do better with Chelsea. Pulisic can also help United in the midfield position as he is also good on the ball and can provide critical passes with extra weight while countering. United have made a few signings in the transfer window, and their recent one is the Brazilian midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid.