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Chelsea eye a SHOCK swoop for struggling Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire

Chelsea eyed a SHOCK flight for struggling Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire… with Blues eager to negotiate a swap deal that would see Christian Pulisic move to Old Trafford

  • Chelsea have expressed interest in signing centre-back Harry Maguire
  • The Manchester United defender is in danger of losing his place on the side
  • Chelsea still targeting Wesley Fofana, but want to bring Maguire to London
  • The deal could move United target Christian Pulisic in the opposite direction

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Chelsea have made a shocking inquiry into Harry Maguire’s availability amid growing doubts about the centre-back’s future at Manchester United.

The England international – who is sweating his place in United’s squad ahead of Monday’s crunch clash against Liverpool – is of interest to the Stamford Bridge club as they toil to secure a deal for Leicester’s Wesley Fofana.

And Sports post has been informed that Chelsea have raised the possibility of bringing Maguire to west London as part of United’s efforts to sign Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic.

Chelsea have asked about the signing of Manchester United and English player Harry Maguire

Chelsea have asked about the signing of Manchester United and English player Harry Maguire

Maguire could lose his place in United's backline after several poor performances

Maguire could lose his place in United's backline after several poor performances

Maguire could lose his place in United’s backline after several poor performances

It is clear that a move for Fofana remains the priority of the Blues, and there was growing optimism today that a deal for the French defender could finally take place next week after the centre-back requested to be out of Leicester’s game against Southampton tomorrow. to be held.

Nevertheless, their interest in Maguire comes as a hugely interesting development amid growing uncertainty about the central defender’s position in Eric ten Hag’s plans.

It has been suggested that Maguire’s position in Ten Hag’s base could be jeopardized for the game against Jurgen Klopp’s side after United’s poor start to the season.

Sports post understands that this is an option that has been seriously considered.

Chelsea still insist on signing Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana as a priority

Chelsea still insist on signing Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana as a priority

Chelsea still insist on signing Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana as a priority

A potential deal could lead United to target Christian Pulisic in the opposite direction

A potential deal could lead United to target Christian Pulisic in the opposite direction

A potential deal could lead United to target Christian Pulisic in the opposite direction

United’s first two games of the season have both ended in defeat – a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton on opening day before last weekend’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

Ten Hag is said to be planning changes to his team before Liverpool’s visit, as he is trying to provoke a response from his team.

And Maguire’s place on the team is under threat with Raphael Varane – who has started the season on the bench – pushing for a return to the team. ten Hag will make a final decision in the next 24 hours.

If Maguire is withdrawn from the starting eleven, it would raise serious doubts about his future at United under ten Hag.

And with the World Cup just three months away, the prospect of a supporting role at United Maguire is likely to be a cause for concern.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been looking for a new central defender for some time now

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been looking for a new central defender for some time now

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been looking for a new central defender for some time now

Maguire has played in both league games against United so far this season, which they lost

Maguire has played in both league games against United so far this season, which they lost

Maguire has played in both league games against United so far this season, which they lost

Meanwhile, United are poised to complete Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro’s £51 million deal.

The Brazilian put the finishing touches on his move to Old Trafford today after letting Real bosses know he wanted to move to the Premier League.

Confirming the move, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti said: “I’ve talked to him and he wants to try something new.

“The club is understanding because of the type of person Casemiro is.”


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