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Chelsea Eye Maguire As Possible Replacement For Injured Wesley Fofana

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Chelsea Eye Maguire As Possible Replacement For Injured Wesley Fofana

Chelsea are reportedly eyeing Harry Maguire following Wesley Fofana‘s injury blow as Mauricio Pochettino’s side looks to bolster their defensive options ahead of the new Premier League season.

Fofana, thas recently undergone “reconstructive surgery” on his ACL, likely ruling him out for the majority of the 2023/24 season.

With Kalidou Koulibaly and Cesar Azpilicueta already departing the club this summer, the Blues have turned their attention to potential defensive reinforcements.

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According to 90min, one of Chelsea’s targets is former Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.

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The club has made inquiries about the defender’s situation at Old Trafford, considering him one of the best options available in the current transfer window.

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Erik ten Hag has reportedly told Maguire that the club is open to selling him this summer, as the England international recently lost the captain’s armband under the Red Devils’ management.

Maguire’s playing time has been limited since Ten Hag’s arrival last summer, with only eight Premier League starts in the 2022/23 season.

This lack of regular game time has raised doubts about the defender’s future at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old has been weighing his options, with reported interest from West Ham, Newcastle, and Serie A giants Inter and Juventus.

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However, a potential move to Stamford Bridge could be the most enticing option for Maguire this summer.

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While Manchester United would prefer an outright sale, they are also open to the possibility of loaning Maguire to Chelsea.

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The Blues have the financial capacity to cover the player’s wages in full, which sets them apart from other potential suitors. This flexibility could be a decisive factor in Maguire’s potential move to Stamford Bridge.

As the transfer window approaches its final stages, Chelsea will be looking to secure defensive reinforcements to address Fofana’s absence and strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.

The addition of a seasoned defender like Maguire would provide valuable experience and leadership to the team.

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Chelsea’s scouting department has identified Maguire as one of the top options on the market, highlighting his strong defensive abilities and his proven track record in the Premier League.

The club’s interest in the player reflects their ambition to compete at the highest level and maintain a strong defensive line.

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With the Premier League season fast approaching, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea can successfully secure a deal for Maguire.

The negotiations will likely continue in the coming weeks as the Blues aim to finalize their defensive reinforcements before the transfer window closes.

Should a move materialize, Maguire’s arrival at Stamford Bridge would undoubtedly add depth and quality to Chelsea’s backline, bolstering their chances of success in the upcoming season.

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