Bought this summer by Leicester City for a large sum of money, Wesley Fofana has taken to Premier League football like a duck to water.

The France U21 has been one of the revelations of the season as the Foxes once again fight for a space in next year’s Champions League, and his performances have, of course, not gone unnoticed.

Manchester United were already said to be interested a while ago, and Foot Mercato corroborate that, claiming that’s still the case.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. haven’t hidden the fact they are still looking for Harry Maguire’s ideal partner, with neither Victor Lindelöf nor Eric Bailly helping form a partnership of the level expected from a club of the Red Devils’ status alongside the England international.

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Manchester United have been one of the more regular names featured on the centre-back market this season, and Wesley Fofana haw caught their eye.

It’s stated they ‘would really like to sign’ the 20-year-old, and while ‘first contacts’ have already taken place, the next steps will be complicated.

Foot Mercato explain that following their decision to spend around £80m on Maguire back in the day, it’s said ‘a similar sum’ would be needed from Manchester United to ‘convince the Foxes’.

As they point out, that’s not the easiest fee to put together during the ongoing Covid-19 financial crisis, but that isn’t stopping the Red Devils from following Fofana ‘with attention’.