MANCHESTER United have reportedly made contact with Leicester City about signing Wesley Fofana.
The French defender, 20, has been a revelation for the Foxes this season after signing from Saint Etienne for £36.5million last September.
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And his partnership with Jonny Evans has helped Brendan Rodgers side remain in contention for a Champions League spot.
According to Foot Mercato, his form hasn't gone unnoticed by Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who would like to partner record-signing Harry Maguire with the France U21 international.
The report says that Solskjaer isn't convinced that Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have the qualities to compliment Maguire at the back.
United are said to have made initial contact with the Leicester ace, but the next step could be complicated.
Leicester are believed to want a similar fee to the £80million United paid for Maguire in 2019.
That kind of figure might be out of reach for the money counters at Old Trafford due to the current financial climate because of Covid-19.
The news comes days after Fofana revealed how settled he was at the King Power Stadium.
He told LCFC TV: "It’s gone really, really well. Above all, the settling in period has been very, very quick.
"It’s something I’ve not had to worry or think about too much.
"I was lucky enough to have a lot of help from my team-mates and from the club in general.
"That helped things to go really, really well, so I’m happy with how I’ve adapted to football here and how I’ve settled in, so it’s gone well."
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