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Manchester United consider Harry Maguire as non-transferable

By Harry Smith

Manchester United consider Harry Maguire as non-transferable

The Red Devils have told Chelsea that Harry Maguire is not for sale

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After yesterday’s report from Sami Mokbel from The Daily Mail where he informed that Chelsea made an inquiry asking Manchester United for Harry Maguire’s availability in this summer's transfer market, the Red Devils reportedly would have told the Blues that their captain is not for sale this summer for any price.

Daily Mail suggested that Harry Maguire wasn’t untouchable anymore after Erik Ten Hag was considering dropping him to the bench for the Liverpool fixture this Monday since he believes that Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martínez are better than him and could end up forming a strong partnership at the back.

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However, it looks like, despite Harry Maguire losing his status as the undisputed centre-half at Old Trafford, the Dutch manager still counts on him for the rest of the season, which is going to be long and he will need competition in every position of the field. Maguire still features in ten Hag’s plans, but he would just not play every single game as he did before.

Chelsea approached Man United and asked about the 29-year-old defender during the negotiations for Christian Pulisic were taking place. The Blues have Wesley Fofana as their top priority this summer but after Leicester City turned down all their bids for the young French footballer, they started to contemplate other options.

History repeats itself

Harry Maguire became the most expensive defender in football history in 2019 when Manchester United decided to pay £87 million to Leicester City for the player. Three years later, the Foxes are asking Chelsea for at least £90m if they want to sign Wesley Fofana after rejecting several bids from the Blues this summer, just like they did to United back then.


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