BREAKING: Chelsea makes Harry Maguire transfer decision as Leicester City are playing hard ball in Fofana’s deal.
According to rumors in England, Chelsea has expressed interest in defender Harry Maguire of Manchester United.
The Blues are looking to add a central defender this summer after Thomas Tuchel recently acknowledged that his team required back-up defenders.
He said last week that “we could need one extra center defender.” “If you look at the statistics, our team uses a back three.
“I accept that the three males have slightly distinct profiles. playing alongside Azpi, who is more of a fullback than a center back. Cucurella is conceivable.
They are both unable to function as key defenders. One additional central defender would be helpful. Watch what transpires.
Maguire has excelled for England under Gareth Southgate in that position, helping the team to a World Cup semifinal appearance and a runner-up finish at Euro 2020.
Chelsea has reportedly inquired about signing the 29-year-old, according to Sami Mokbel of The Daily Mail.
According to the source, Chelsea mentioned the prospect of signing Maguire as part of Man United’s earlier this week attempts to recruit Christian Pulisic.
According to reports, Chelsea was hesitant to lend the American to Manchester since they saw the Red Devils as a longtime foe.
They would be open to talking about a deal, though, if it featured Maguire going the other way.
Despite the interest, Wesley Fofana of Leicester City is still thought to be Chelsea’s top priority.
The likelihood that the 21-year-old will sign with the Blues this summer is rising, with a deal perhaps happening as soon as next week.
Given that a transfer to Stamford Bridge is being discussed, Fofana has asked to be left out of Leicester’s lineup for their match against Southampton on Saturday.
Leicester is adamant about keeping the kid for at least another year despite Chelsea considering alternatives like Maguire.
The 29-year-old is a naturally-born central defender, and since Andreas Christensen left Chelsea, the back three lacks a specialized center central defender to cover Thiago Silva.
It remains to be seen if Chelsea will express more than a passing interest in Pulisic during negotiations because Fofana is still the top priority right now.