Man Utd transfer news: Will Jose Mourinho make move for England star Harry Maguire?
And the Red Devils could tempt Leicester into selling the centre-back with a huge offer.
Maguire starred for England at the World Cup, scoring against Sweden as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.
It came after a stunning first season for Leicester, who he joined from Hull for £17million last summer.
Maguire’s value has now rocketed and the Daily Mail report that Manchester United may have to fork out £50m to tempt Leicester into a deal.
Mourinho is keen to improve his defence with Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Daley Blind all struggling last season while Eric Bailly has been plagued by injuries.
Chris Smalling has also failed to impress consistently and Maguire could provide the perfect cure to Mourinho’s frustrations.
Maguire has already taken the places of Jones and Smalling in England’s line-up and could now be set to do the same at Old Trafford.
Some may argue that defence shouldn’t be United’s focus during the transfer window.
Only champions Manchester City conceded fewer than United in the Premier League as the Red Devils conceded just 28.
It was a different story at the other end of the pitch with the 68 scored by Mourinho’s men the fewest in the top four.
Should United sign Maguire, he would become Mourinho’s fourth summer signing, following Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant to Old Trafford.