If there’s one area of Manchester United’s squad that’s a little under-par to put it politely, it’s in central defence.
Harry Maguire has steadily improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tutelage but is still error-prone, however, he’s probably the best centre-back that the Red Devils have at the club.
Whenever he’s injured it’s noticeable just how much of a miss he is, and it’s perhaps with that in mind that the Norwegian is looking to strengthen his back line.
The report states that the Los Blancos veteran, still only 28 years of age and with just a year left on his contract, will be made available for £52m.
That’s a figure that should be well within reach for United’s money men, and they’d be a fool to let this deal slip through their fingers.