Leicester City could lose defender Harry Maguire this summer with both Manchester United and Manchester City considering a move for the England international.
Maguire is reportedly valued at £70million by the Foxes, and the Manchester pair appear set to battle it out for the defender this summer.
United cooled their attempts to sign the 26-year-old last summer following Leicester’s valuation, but appear adamant in their pursuit of the centre-back this time around.
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is said to be keen on keeping hold of Maguire, however, as he looks to strengthen ahead of next season.
The defender has emerged as a key figure for both club and country in recent season’s, and the departure of the England international this summer would certainly leave Rodgers with a difficult task to replace him.
Amid interest from both Manchester clubs, we’ve identified a number of defenders the Leicester boss could look to sign as a replacement for Maguire.
Tarkowski is already said to be on Leicester’s radar as a potential replacement for Maguire, after another consistent season with Burnley.
Andersen would be an ideal replacement for Maguire, given the similarities between both defenders, though Leicester would have to act quickly amid interest from Arsenal.
Zouma enjoyed a fine season on loan with Everton in 2018/19, but a move for the defender could depend on whether Chelsea will allow the Frenchman to leave given their two window transfer ban.
Dunk is another who has been linked with a move to the King Power stadium amid speculation over Maguire’s future.
Maripan was a key figure for Deportivo Alaves last season, but the Foxes would face competition from West Ham should they pursue a move for the defender.
Keane has reportedly been a long-term target for Leicester, though it would likely take a significant offer to prize him away from Everton.
The highly rated Mexico international impressed for Club America last season, and is another who has been linked with a Premier League move this summer.
Llorente has been a consistent figure for Real Sociedad in La Liga in recent seasons, and the Spaniard is reportedly available for a fee of £25million.
Konate has emerged as one of Leipzig’s most promising defensive talents, though unlike Llorente, Leicester would likely need to launch a significant offer to land the 20-year-old.
Ake has been a solid performer for Bournemouth since his move from Chelsea, and the Netherlands international is another who would be a fine replacement for Maguire.
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