Leicester City to consider Ben Gibson as replacement for Harry Maguire?

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According to a report form the Mirror, Leicester will ramp up their interest in Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, if Harry Maguire leaves for Manchester United this summer.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday they will start the Premier League season at a disadvantage as post-World Cup breaks for his players have left him less time to prepare with his full team than some rival clubs.

It's believed United are confident the two clubs can meet halfway and agree a price that will see Alderweireld moving to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes in a fortnight.

Maguire himself appears ready to jump ship after admitting that, despite being happy at the King Power Stadium, he now has ambitions to play at a higher level after the buzz of the World Cup. "I think that when Man United, who are the most powerful club, can not come to an agreement after eight months it is because they really don't want to make him a key player". The former Monaco man has a year left on his contract and the club hold an option to extend it by another 12 months, effectively keeping him tied down until 2020.

Martial has made 136 appearances for United to date, netting 36 goals. Some may want to move for reasons to do with their family, others may want more recognition and some simply want to leave for more playing time or a bigger role.

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He has voiced his concerns in pre-season with United short, particularly at right-back.

"I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him".

"He seems to be a player that you get a performance one in every three or four games. I just want to follow on from the number of games I played last season, keep kicking on and helping the team, just making us play better together as a team and hopefully win some trophies, that's my main aim".