Manchester United ‘face battle with Leicester’ to sign £15m Chelsea defender Reece James 

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Manchester United ‘face battle with Leicester’ to sign £15m Chelsea defender Reece James

  • Manchester United lined up £15million move for Chelsea starlet Reece James 
  • Leicester are also keen on the defender who spent last season on loan at Wigan 
  • James is currently with the England Under-20 squad for the Toulon Tournament 

Leicester have emerged as contenders to Manchester United for the signature of young Chelsea defender Reece James, according to The Sun.

The full-back, who can also play in midfield, enjoyed a stunning season on loan to Wigan in the Championship, making 43 appearances and being named in Championship Team of the Season as they ended in 18th place. 

James has been with Chelsea since he was six years old and his progress has been rewarded with a call-up to the England Under-20 squad for this summer’s Toulon Tournament. 

Chelsea's Reece James is the subject of interest from Leicester and Manchester United

Chelsea’s Reece James is the subject of interest from Leicester and Manchester United

While Chelsea rate him highly and handed him a new deal until 2022 last season, they could be tempted to let him go for a fee of around £15million. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes James could play an important role in the rebuilding project he is undertaking at Old Trafford.

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The defender is one of a number of young prospects targeted by Solskjaer, including Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Swansea winger Daniel James.

The youngster impressed during a season on loan at Championship club Wigan Athletic

The youngster impressed during a season on loan at Championship club Wigan Athletic

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in cover for right-back Ricardo Pereira, who impressed during his maiden Premier League campaign.

Rodgers sees the FA Youth Cup winner as a future star and wants to add him to his squad. 

Chelsea may be reluctant to part with a highly-rated prospect due to their impending transfer ban, but James could be tempted to force a move in search of regular first-team minutes. 




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