The Glazers have asked Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to fund Harry Maguire’s move to Old Trafford from player sales.
Manchester United are adamant on spending £80m on the English center-back after their last bid worth £70m was rejected by the Foxes.
The United board have made it their priority to go after Harry Maguire after the recent news about Sir Alex Ferguson’s approval has come to light.
However, Manchester United have already spent £70m on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in the transfer window.
While, the signing of a center-back is a priority, the Glazers have asked Ed Woodward to fund the 26-year-old’s move by the money generated from player sales.
Manchester United have the likes of Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian in the squad who doesn’t have a future at the Old Trafford.
It’s a common knowledge that Jose Mourinho campaigned hard for the purchase of Harry Maguire in the last summer window, when the Englishman was available at £65m, but United were unable to offload Marcos Rojo, who was valued at £30m at that time, hence the Maguire transfer failed to materialize.
It’s the same story this time around too. The Glazers would like to generate some funds from the sales of Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and a few other dead-woods in the squad.
There’s also the case of Axel Tuanzebe who has returned to the Old Trafford after a successful loan spell at Aston Villa, where he helped the club to climb up the Premier League ladder. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to provide opportunities to Tuanzebe next season.
It will be interesting to see which of the players we offload to fund the Maguire transfer!