Man Utd eye Barcelona defender as alternative to Maguire

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 31/07/2019

Manchester United is eyeing a move for Barcelona defender as an alternative to Harry Maguire, according to report in 10sport.

The Old Trafford giants are willing to sign Maguire but they failed to meet the asking price of £90million for the Leicester City defender having offered £70 million and has turned their attention to Samuel Umtiti.

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The England international has been a top target for Manchester United as they aim to rebuild their defensive line ahead of the upcoming season.

Manchester United and the La Liga Champions have started talks over a possible deal for the former Lyon defender. The Red Devils are aiming to complete their third signing before the end of the transfer window on August 8 having signed Daniel James from Swansea for £15m and ex-Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a whopping £50m.

The Manchester United board is also keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon star midfielder Bruno Fernandes and also Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Manchester United will host Chelsea in their Premier League opener at the Old Trafford on August 11.