Man Utd to step up transfer interest in £80m Maguire amid rebuilding project following Champions League failure

HARRY MAGUIRE is an £80million target as Manchester United plan a £200m spree.

Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to revamp all areas of his squad to restore United's top-four status next summer.

United failed to match Leicester's asking price for England centre-back Maguire, 26, last summer.

But ESPN say Solskjaer is hungry to succeed this time where predecessor Jose Mourinho failed as the middle of defence is arguably United's biggest weakness.

Victor Lindelof is the only current centre-back to have consistently looked at ease this season.

And two targets United have been strongly linked with, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibably and Real Madrid's World Cup winner Raphael Varane, would command huge fees.

United surprised many by extending the contracts of former England central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

But the futures of Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo seem less certain in a position where United have struggled for several seasons.

Solskjaer also has big decisions to make in mid-pitch, with erratic superstar Paul Pogba linked to Real.

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PSG target Ander Herrera and fellow Spaniard Juan Mata could also be on the way out when their lucrative contracts expire this summer.

Meanwhile, SunSport exclusively revealed that Solskjaer could boot French striker Anthony Martial out over his poor attitude in training.

And 30-year-old Alexis Sanchez, such a costly flop after arriving from Arsenal in January last year, is surely on borrowed time.


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