Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking rather interested at the claim from Metro who think that the Blues could well be closing in on the ‘new John Terry’.
As our landlord reminds us, it was only this week that we were discussing the potential swoop by Manchester United for Harry Maguire – Sheffield United’s outstanding young centre back – and now it seems that Jose Mourinho and Chelsea are set to make an approach themselves.
In news that could well send Manchester United fans reaching for our top shelf tequila, David Moyes and United could well be set to miss out once again on one of their transfer targets.
Chelsea of course have the likes of John Terry and also David Luiz, but that does not stop them from searching for the next generation of talent – especially if it is English and 6 ft 4 in, and Maguire fits the bill perfectly.
League One side Sheffield United are willing to ask for around £4 million for the player who has featured in their first team for some time now, and will be pleased to learn that not only is one top side keen, but another has joined the race – meaning that a bidding war could well be on the cards.
United were keen on landing Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera this January but a move for a young English star would go down well with fans and show that Moyes is planning for a long-term future at Old Trafford.