Manchester United must sell Marcus Rojo this summer to fund £65m swoop for Leicester ace Harry Maguire

MANCHESTER UNITED are interested in Leicester’s £65million-rated defender Harry Maguire – but must sell first.

And the player who looks most likely to be the fall guy is Marcus Rojo.

Harry Maguire was a major success story for England as they reached the semi-finals in the World Cup in Russia
Harry Maguire was a major success story for England as they reached the semi-finals in the World Cup in Russia
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The Mirror is reporting that Maguire is “wanted” by United boss Jose Mourinho, and that the club are preparing an “imminent bid”.

Rojo has yet to jet out to the US to meet his team-mates after his exertions at the World Cup in Russia.

And he only signed a new deal at Old Trafford back in March, that runs until 2021.

But he looks likely to be the sacrificial lamb in order to get Maguire through the door.

Marcus Rojo could the player shipped out by Manchester United to make room for Harry Maguire
Marcus Rojo could the player shipped out by Manchester United to make room for Harry Maguire
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Jose Mourinho must perform a juggling act if he is to swell the ranks at Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho must perform a juggling act if he is to swell the ranks at Old Trafford
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Maguire’s World Cup performance drew praise from pundits and fans alike and has caused a huge hike in his market value.

Manchester United are not a club who are likely to be deterred by this, but Leicester are set to offer him a bumper new £75,000 a week salary to keep him.

And if the latest murmurings coming from the bookies are anything to go by, Maguire could well be on his way.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “Harry Maguire was one of the shining lights for England at the World Cup and his performances have clearly caught the eye of Mourinho and the Manchester United hierarchy.

“Mourinho’s side are now just 11/10 to sign the Leicester defender, having been available at 10/1 a few days ago.

“Maguire is still 8/11 to remain with the Foxes as Claude Puel plots improving on his side’s ninth place finish last season.

“A move to Tottenham looks unlikely with Spurs out to 13/2 having been the 2/1 favourites to sign him.”

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