Manchester United target Harry Maguire for £50m

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Mourinho has revealed that the following four defenders that include Valencia, Bailly, Smalling and Shaw will likely tackle Leicester in their first fixture of the new Premier League campaign.

Today, United are ready to make their move for Harry Maguire... That's the big question on every fans' lips as they enter the new season. Secondly, Kroos' arrival would help shore up the midfield at United, especially with veteran Michael Carrick hanging his boots at the end of the season.

Undermanned following the World Cup, United were disjointed and void of creativity as they fired a blank against the MLS strugglers.

Asked about more transfers this summer, having already signed Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant, Mourinho said, "One thing is what I want and another thing is what is going to happen", not very optimistic.

There is now an unsettling feeling around Old Trafford that the club may fall short of expectations having not invested significant funds this window, and Mourinho shares those apprehensions.

Mourinho, the United manager, is thought to be happy with his options at full back and wants to sign Maguire, the centre back, who is valued at more than £50 million after his impressive performances with England at the World Cup this summer.

Leicester will improve Maguire's wages to around £75,000 in a bid to tie him down for another season but the Foxes are wary he could depart.

Maguire played a key role in England's most successful World Cup campaign in 28 years in Russian Federation, leading to former team-mate Riyad Mahrez saying he deserves to play at a higher level.

Who else do United need to sign?

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