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Manchester United have revived their interest in Youri Tielemans; is it just a game to hurry Harry Maguire deal?

Manchester United has reportedly revived their interest in Youri Tielemans. The 22-year-old Belgian midfielder was loaned to Premier League side Leicester City last season, doing well, especially towards the end of the season. The AS Monaco midfielder would be seeking a move away from the principality club this summer.

It is reported that United contacted Monaco at the end of the season to see if they would be prepared to do a deal in order for United to sign the player this summer. According to well-respected Belgian journalist, Kristoff Terreur, Ole Gunner Solslkjaer’s side has returned for more talks on the prospective deal for the 22-year-old.

Monaco is interested in selling Tielemans this summer but only if their valuation of £40 million is met, which would not be a problem for a club like United. It is suggested that United have earmarked Tielemans to replace Paul Pogba, who is likely to leave the club this summer with both Real Madrid and former club Juventus interested in the Frenchman.

Leicester City wants to secure the services of the 22-year-old this summer after the impact he made with the Foxes last season. The player scored 13 goals, with the player emerging as genuine talent in the Premier League. Manager, Brendan Rodgers would like to ensure the club retains the player, who would be paired in midfield with James Maddison, another player United has been linked with this summer.

Leicester will have to manage their transfer budget this summer, which is why they have not met Monaco’s valuation of the player yet. With United making contact, it could either provoke a reaction from Leicester to meet the fee they will need to play or lose the services of the player. However, with United interested in Harry Maguire, it could well be a move United have made to hurry up a deal for the England defender.

If it came to both clubs contending for Tielemans signature this summer, Leicester may feel that they have a chance of winning as the player spent a season at the club. However, United can offer UEFA Europa League football, something Leicester cannot, which could see the player signing for United if they are really interested in signing him. I guess we will see what the coming weeks bring as something will need to start happening soon as pre-season is just around the corner.

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