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Harry Maguire 'to replace Marcos Rojo at Manchester United'

Maguire 'to replace Rojo at Man Utd'
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to sell Marcos Rojo this summer in order to facilitate a £65m move for Leicester defender Harry Maguire.

Manchester United will reportedly sell Marcos Rojo this summer in order to help raise funds to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

United boss Jose Mourinho is eager to bolster his defensive options this summer and has identified Maguire as one of his main transfer targets following the England international's impressive performances at the World Cup.

Leicester remain reluctant to lose the 25-year-old, but United are understood to be willing to test their resolve with a £65m bid in the coming days.

The Mirror reports that Mourinho has been told he will need to offload one of his existing defenders before they are able to bring Maguire to the club, though, with Rojo expected to be the player sacrificed.

Rojo signed a new three-year deal with United in March, but made just 12 appearances for the club across all competitions last season and is deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

Mourinho also has Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof as centre-back options in his squad.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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