HARRY MAGUIRE is a shock £50million summer target for misfiring French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
SunSport can reveal that a deal ‘was on the table’ for Manchester United’s skipper in the January transfer window but time ran out before it could be finalised.
But that has only mothballed a move that will offer the England centre-half to end his frustrating four year spell at Old Trafford.
PSG will have to match Maguire’s £200,000 a week wages but with the club backed by billions of Qatari petro-dollars that is not seen as a problem.
Maguire, 30, still has just over two years left on his contract too but is now way down the pecking order and pondering his future.
He has started only one of the last eight Premier League games even though he remains as club captain.
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Maguire played only two minutes of last month’s Carabao Cup Final victory over Newcastle at Wembley but still lifted the trophy jointly alongside Bruno Fernandes.
England boss Gareth Southgate has so far stayed loyal to Maguire and he is expected to start in the Euro 2024 qualifier on March 23 – despite his lack of appearances at club level.
PSG are reeling at yet another premature exit from the Champions League this season, going out on Wednesday night in a last 16 tie against Bayern Munich.
Defensive cover is at the heart of their problems with the club facing fierce criticism for failing to recruit properly in recent transfer windows.
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Spanish veteran Sergio Ramos, 36, is the mainstay of the backline, which is why PSG coach Christophe Galtier made a bid for Maguire.
He would have been eligible for them in the Champions League even though he played for Erik ten Hag’s team in the Europa League this season.
Maguire was linked with a move to Man United’s Premier League rivals Aston Villa in January in another deal that failed to materialise.
His most recent start came in the 3-1 FA Cup win over West Ham 10 days ago and he was left out altogether for last Sunday’s 7-0 pummeling at Liverpool.
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