Harry Maguire has surfaced as a surprise £50 million summer transfer target for French champions PSG.
According to SunSport, a deal for the Manchester United captain ‘was on the table’ during the January transfer window, but the club was unable to complete the transfer in time.
However, with Maguire unable to force his way into manager Erik Ten Hag’s plans at Old Trafford, a move this summer is not out of the question.
Maguire, 30, has just over two years left on his current contract, but with the Dutchman preferring a central defensive duo of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, he is now considering his future at the club.
Maguire has started just one of United’s previous eight games and played only two minutes in the club’s Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle.
PSG will have to match the England international’s weekly wage of £200,000, which is not seen as a problem.
Another post-mortem is being conducted for the Ligue 1 leaders following their latest early departure from the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The French giants have been short of numbers at center-back this season, and their failure to enhance their alternatives in January came back to cost them in midweek, with both Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele limping off with injuries.
Presnel Kimpembe, who ruptured his Achilles tendon last month, is already out until the autumn, while Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar will join the club on a free transfer this summer.
With Sergio Ramos’ future uncertain, Maguire might form part of a new-look back three next season, according to manager Christophe Galtier.
Despite Maguire’s lack of playing time at Old Trafford, England manager Gareth Southgate remains confident in the former Leicester City star.
He is anticipated to be called up and play for the Three Lions in the Euro 2024 qualifiers later this month.