Harry Maguire will not be moving to Manchester United in January according to his Leicester City team-mate Ben Chilwell.
The future of Maguire was one of the most talked about stories of the summer transfer window, with Manchester United thought to be willing to pay a world record fee for a defender for his services.
Despite the gargantuan price tag at stake, Leicester City dug their heels in – just like they had done with Riyad Mahrez six months before – and refused to sell the England international.
With United failing to bring in any central defenders this summer, some have speculated that Jose Mourinho will rekindle his interest in the defender when the transfer window reopens in four-and-a-half months time.
Maguire was thrust straight back into the starting line-up for Leicester’s opening Premier League game, ironically at Old Trafford against Man Utd, but his Foxes team-mate Ben Chilwell has revealed that the 25-year-old is planning on staying at the club for the entire season:
“It is very good to have Harry back,” Chilwell told reporters following the 2-1 defeat to United at Old Trafford.
“We all know what Harry is capable of, we all know how good he is. He could have come here today and his head could have been all over the place, but he did brilliantly.
“He is a Leicester player, he wants to play for Leicester. He has made that clear to all of us. He is going to be here for the whole season.
“He is going to be good for us. We saw that again tonight, how good a player he is. We are all happy that he has stayed.”