Harry Maguire

Rodgers insists Leicester do not need to sell Maguire

Rodgers praised the professionalism of the centre-back. Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club do not need to sell England defender Harry Maguire. The 26-year-old has been at the centre of speculation all summer with Manchester City and Manchester United both believed to be keen to land the centre-back. The Foxes have reportedly turned down bids in the region of £70million for Maguire and want a world-record fee for a defender if he is to be allowed to leave the King Power Stadium. The record currently stands at the £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk. Rodgers said the club have no desire to sell Maguire and praised his professionalism. Rodgers told Sky Sports: “We’re very relaxed. The clubs that have spoken to Leicester have not met any valuation that the...

Ed Woodward ‘stays in UK to complete transfers’

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward stays in the UK to complete transfer business, according to a report. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will reportedly not fly out to meet with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s squad in Shanghai in order to complete transfer business. United have won all three of their pre-season matches this summer and will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign against Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai on Thursday. Woodward had been tipped to link up with the squad as he has not missed a summer tour since stepping into his current role in 2013. According to the London Evening Standard, though, the 47-year-old has stayed in the UK to oversee moves for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire and Newcastle United’s Sean ...

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday’s pre-season clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will be looking for their fourth straight pre-season win when they take on Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup on Thursday. United have overcome Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter Milan in their three friendly games this summer, while Spurs started their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-2 win over Juventus. Tottenham © Reuters It would be fair to say that managers do not place too much importance on pre-season results, but there is no question that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will have been encouraged by his team’s 3-2 success over Juve. Mauricio Sarri sent a very s...

Manchester United target Harry Maguire ‘no closer to Leicester City exit’

Manchester United are allegedly no closer to completing a deal for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. Harry Maguire is reportedly no closer to securing an exit away from Leicester City during the summer transfer window. Amid interest from each of Manchester United and Manchester City, Maguire is said to have informed Foxes officials that he wants to take on a new challenge. Speculation persists that United have indicated that they are willing to meet the £80m valuation of the England international as they continue to look to strengthen at centre-back. According to LeicestershireLive, however, discussions are still yet to progress, leaving Maguire in a position where he may feature in a friendly against Cambridge United on Tuesday evening. The report reiterates that Maguire will continu...

Monday’s Premier League transfer talk: Maguire, de Gea, Pepe

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Monday, July 22 ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Monday, July 22. Monday morning’s headlines: Juan Mata urges Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester UnitedPogba has publicly admitted he is open to a ‘new challenge somewhere else’. Read more. Real Madrid ‘willing to be patient in Paul Pogba pursuit’Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful that a patient approach to their pursuit of Paul Pogba will convince Manchester United to lower their £180m asking price. Read more. Manchester City ‘closing in on £16m Thiago Almada deal’Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of completing a £16m deal for 18-year-old ...

Manchester City ‘still interested in Harry Maguire’

Manchester City are reportedly still interested in signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, but only if they can offload two players first. Manchester City are reportedly still interested in signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire this summer. The England international is expected to leave the King Power Stadium amid interest from Manchester United, who were thought to be leading the race after Man City reportedly dropped out of the running earlier this summer. Speculation yesterday suggested that United had finally agreed terms for a world-record £80m move which would see Maguire become the most expensive defender in history. The Mirror reports that Man City would still like to bring Maguire to the Etihad Stadium this summer, but cannot afford him unless they offload pla...

Manchester United ‘reject chance to sign Gareth Bale’

Manchester United turn down the chance to sign Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale. Bale was left out of the Madrid squad for Saturday’s pre-season clash with Bayern Munich in Houston. After the International Champions Cup fixture, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane revealed that the Wales international was on the verge of leaving the Spanish giants. United have long been linked with a move for the 30-year-old, who has scored over 100 times for Madrid since joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. According to the London Evening Standard, though, the Red Devils have signalled that they are not interested in signing the Welshman on either a loan or permanent dea...

Manchester United ‘on verge of completing £80m Harry Maguire deal’

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire in an £80m deal, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire. The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move for the England international in this summer’s transfer window as the club look to improve their defence. According to The Independent, United have now made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the 26-year-old, with an announcement said to be “imminent”. Maguire has allegedly made it clear that he wants to leave Leicester this summer amid talk of firm interest from United and Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side appear to have won the race for the former Sheffield United youngster, who ...

Saturday’s Premier League transfer talk: Maguire, Umtiti, Pogba

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Saturday, July 20 ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Saturday, July 20. Saturday morning’s headlines: Manchester United reject £54m offer for Romelu LukakuStriker wants to move from Old Trafford. Read more. Paul Pogba ‘desperate to work with Zinedine Zidane’Paul Pogba is reportedly willing to be patient over a move to Real Madrid because the midfielder is deserate to work under Zinedine Zidane. Read more. Tottenham Hotspur to offer Christian Eriksen £200k-a-week contract?Tottenham Hotspur reportedly launch a fresh bid to keep Christian Eriksen at the club by offering the midfielder a £200,000-a-week contract. Read more. ...

Manchester City ‘approach Barcelona over Samuel Umtiti move’

Manchester City make preliminary contact with Barcelona over a potential deal for Samuel Umtiti, according to a report. Manchester City have reportedly made preliminary contact with Barcelona over a move for Samuel Umtiti. The Premier League champions are expected to sign a new centre-back this summer having seen long-serving captain Vincent Kompany leave ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Juventus’s Leonardo Bonucci have both been linked with moves to the Etihad Stadium in this summer’s transfer window. However, according to le10sport, Umtiti has now emerged as a target for Pep Guardiola‘s side. The report claims that City have made preliminary contact over a potential deal for the France international, although the English club are y...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Inter Milan – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides a full preview of Manchester United’s pre-season clash with Inter Milan, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a clash against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. United have beaten Perth Glory and Leeds United in their two pre-season matches thus far, while Inter recorded a 2-1 win over Lugano in their first friendly of the summer last weekend. Manchester United © Reuters It is difficult to read too much into pre-season results, but there is no question that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been pleased with what he has seen from his team in their two matches this summer. Pre-season started with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory last weekend, before t...

Leicester City set Manchester United deadline for Harry Maguire deal

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says that there will be a time limit set for any deal to take Harry Maguire away from the King Power Stadium. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that there will be a deadline for any deal to take defender Harry Maguire away from the King Power Stadium. Speculation continues to hover over the England international with both Manchester United and Manchester City reportedly bidding for his signature. Foxes boss Rodgers has told the press that a move for the 26-year-old will need to take place far in advance of the transfer window closing as he looks to build his own squad for the 2019-20 season. He said: “If the valuation isn’t met, it certainly won’t be allowed to go to the very end, because if we did want to bring someone...

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