Man Utd transfer news: Jose Mourinho makes demand to Ed Woodward over Harry Maguire deal
Mourinho is hoping to sign another player before the transfer window closes on August 9.
While a move for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld is being worked on behind the scenes, United’s interest in Leicester star Maguire has intensified over the past few weeks.
After impressing at the World Cup with England, Maguire’s price has rocketed and it could take a bid in excess of £60million to clinch his signature.
Although Manchester City have been linked, recent reports have suggested that United have made contact with the player.
Supposedly, Maguire believes he will join United in the next fortnight.
And The Sun claim Mourinho has turned up the pressure on Ed Woodward to wrap up a deal for Maguire soon.
Though Alderweireld still remains a target, Mourinho wants a deal for him or Maguire to be done quickly and has informed Woodward.
Recently, Leicester boss Claude Puel maintained Maguire is key to his plans.
He said: “It is important for Maguire to continue for Leicester.
“It is a good feeling. If our players are interesting a lot of clubs it is because we are recruiting well and doing good work. It is important we continue this.
“When we welcome players back from the World Cup, I hope we can give them the opportunity to continue advancing their ambitions and perform in the Premier League.”