With Harry Maguire set to leave Leicester City thsi summer, Brendan Rodgers may have already identified his number one target to replace the England man.
Rumours circulating today say that Leicester will look to sign Burnley’s James Tarkowski this summer, in a deal worth around £40million. The defender has two England caps and with Burnley not wanting to sell their prized asset, Leicester may be forced to pay over the odds for Maguire’s England collegue.
There is no deal finalised for Harry Maguire yet, but the England central defender looks set to leave the King Power Stadium – with both Manchester clubs in pole position to sign the defender.
That would leave a huge gap in Rodgers’ defence, and a swelled bank account if the fee for Maguire does reach the expected £80million.
Other than Tarkoswki, there has not been any more names linked with Leicester, however they have already signed former Newcastle front-man Ayoze Perez and are on the brink of conclucing a deal for Youri Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder was on loan at the King Power last season and Leicester look to have beaten off competition from Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United for his signature.
That means they would have spent around £80m already this summer, and with a potential £40m swoop for Tarkowski in the pipeline too, the Harry Maguire transfer fee money could have already been spent.
If Harry Maguire is to leave Leicester this summer, it looks like a two horse race for his signature. The bookies cannot split Manchester United or Manchester City in the betting – with Betfair offering 10/11 each of the two.
It’s 25/1 bar those two with Liverpool and Spurs both in at 25/1 and Arsenal the outsiders at 33/1.