Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Ed Woodward to do all he can to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire this summer.
The Red Devils have seen a bid for the 26-year-old rejected by the Foxes who are holding out for a record £80m fee.
The player is keen to move to Old Trafford, but will not try to force through a transfer.
An injury to Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has made the signing of the England International more urgent. With the transfer window shutting down in less than three weeks, Solskjaer has urged the club to sign the player.
Meanwhile, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has told Manchester United that the Red Devils will need to meet Leicester City’s valuation for Harry Maguire.
“The club is in a great state of health because there’s no pressure to sell any player,” Rodgers said following their pre-season friendly win over Cambridge United on Tuesday evening.
“And if a player does leave Leicester City, the valuation will have to be met.
“We have a top level player, looked at by top level clubs. I respect that because I understand why they would, but there’s been no offer near to our valuation that would even make us have a look.
“How he has handled it has been fantastic. Harry has never wavered.
“If there’s a valuation met that pleases the ownership, then there’s a decision to be made for the player.”