Chelsea are set to make a move for Manchester United outcast Harry Maguire following Wesley Fofana’s ACL injury.
Fofana, 22, faces several months on the sidelines after undergoing “reconstructive surgery”.
According to 90min, England international Maguire has been earmarked as one of the best options on the market to help cover the loss of the Frenchman.
The 30-year-old looks to be on his way out of Old Trafford after losing the captaincy following a campaign spent out of United’s first-choice XI.
He made just eight Premier League starts in 2022-23 and has been informed by Erik ten Hag that the Red Devils will look to move him on before the new season starts.
Stamford Bridge chiefs were already considering reinforcements in defence after Kalidou Koulibaly and Cesar Azpilicueta’s departures this summer.
United would prefer to sell their £80million signing outright but are willing to consider a loan move to the West Londoners, who have the capacity to pay his wages in full.
Maguire has been linked with a switch to fellow English clubs West Ham and Newcastle, while Serie A giants Inter Milan and Juventus also have the Three Lions regular on their radar.