West Ham make move to sign £80M star – given answer over possible deal
Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from West Ham for Harry Maguire.
The England international starred at the World Cup for the Three Lions, but Luke Shaw has started over him at centre-back in Man United’s first two league games since the mid-season break.
There had been some speculation in the media that Chelsea are plotting a shock move for the Englishman this transfer window as they seek to cover their defensive issues and add another defender to the squad.
But it is the Hammers that have seemingly made the first move to try and get a deal done, according to the Daily Mail. who have claimed that the West Ham board contacted Man United over a possible loan deal for Maguire.
Nonetheless, Erik ten Hag wants to keep the defender for the remainder of the season and has rejected the advances of the London otfut
But amid the speculation – icfootballnews reported Iomie Stanley has encouraged the Hammers to make a move for the man he said: ‘ Maguire is not the type of player that Ten Hag likes to have at the back and it is easy to see why he is a player that could be allowed to leave.
‘The January window will not be the transfer season that he leaves and it is much more likely that he stays until the summer – but it will be interesting to see where he ends up’
‘But clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool will stay away – and that gives West Ham a good chance to try and get a deal done.
‘He is proven at the very highest level of the game – is a great leader and would suit the way that Day Moyes likes to play the game – he is perfect for West Ham.’