Leicester City boss Brendan ‘Brendan’ Rodgers has confirmed that the club have received two bid for Harry Maguire, but they have both been rejected for not meeting their desired asking price.
The side are in no financial difficulty so do not need to sell the middling 26-year-old central defender to anyone, with both Manchester City and Manchester United interested in the player.
City need to replace Vincent Kompany, who has left to take over at Anderlecht, and United need a good defender, because they simply do not have any. While Maguire hardly meets that description, he is nevertheless comfortably better than any of the players currently at the disposal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United are thought to be the club that has made both bids, but Rodgers confirmed after Leicester’s friendly against Scunthorpe last night that no move will materialise unless their asking price is met.
He said: “We understand the situation from all points of view because United and City are big clubs. But unless they meet our valuation he won’t be sold and it’s as simple as that.”
United have already made two signings this season. They have bought Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, and Daniel James from Swansea City.
There is speculation that more places than just Ander Herrera will leave this summer too, with Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and many others linked with deals to leave the side over the course of the summer. United need to get rid of some of these players because a) they aren’t good or b) they aren’t prepared to be good.