Manchester United closing in on Harry Maguire capture

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Matteo Darmian wants to leave Manchester United but has no bids close to his valuation, reveals boss Jose Mourinho.

"We think having a player like Fred in the squad - who is more technical, more quality of passing in short spaces - he can maybe connect [with] the attacking players". The former Hull City defender only joined Leicester at the start of last season and they would want a premium on the player. "I will probably go to..."

"I want to leave but we will see what happens because we don't know".

The report claims that United are willing to pay £65m for Maguire, who will shortly return from a post-World Cup holiday, although it is also said that Leicester are determined not to sell.

I want to follow on from the number of games I played last season, keep kicking on and helping the team and hopefully win some trophies.

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The manager did address the matter after Man United's clash with AC Milan on Wednesday night, and confirmed that Martial had given him just three days' notice before leaving for Paris. "But I think it's how do you get the best out of him?"

"It was a breath of fresh air when he texted me", he added.

He also added that the Frenchman has offers from Bayern Munich and Chelsea, which makes the former Inter Milan manager anxious about the possibility of the former Monaco starlet leaving the club. "I know what you can do - you can be the best but you've just got to work on a couple of things". "But for the first two matches we have to fight for the points because we need the points, so that is what we are going to do with the players that we have available".

The late World Cup runs of France, Belgium and England have wreaked havoc with United's pre-season tour of the United States, with players such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Ashley Young all missing.

There has also been the board's struggles in attempting to bring in players to fill the two holes Mourinho has cited as being of most concern going into the new campaign.