Harry Maguire, the beleaguered Manchester United defender, could be moving to Chelsea as the Premier League sides might be considering a swap deal that involves American forward Christian Pulisic, The Mail reported. This would make it one of the strangest transfers this season, considering United coach Erik ten Hag is prepared to drop Maguire from the first team in the upcoming game against Liverpool, and go with a Lisandro MartinezRaphael Varane combination instead, to face the threat of Jurgen Klopp’s attack. 

Maguire’s poor form from last season has spilt over and while the Dutchman and former Ajax coach had initially decided to work with the 29-year-old Englishman, he’s now going in the same direction as United’s interim coach Ralf Rangnick and is poised to take the player out of action. 

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Fans of both clubs have reacted on Twitter, upon hearing this news. One individual, presumably, a Chelsea fan, said “Please who starting this Harry Maguire to Chelsea news?”, adding, “He’s a world class defender that has been playing his best footballer in Manchester United. Please let’s respect the UEFA financial fair play and let him continue there—-we can’t disrupt his excellent work there”. 

Another person, who’s likely to be a United fan, said “If this Maguire/Chelsea links is to be believed, then I will Personally escort Harry straight to Stamford Bridge. HAPPILY”

Some have expressed anger at the news, with one Chelsea fan tagging the club and calling Maguire “Captain Calamity”. The defender became the butt of jokes for many gaffes, including hurting his teammates in-game, and most recently, for standing on the wrong side of the tunnel ahead of the game against Brighton. 

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Another United fan shared the news of the rumoured transfer, saying “A bid? Please take him for free, actually we will pay u to take him away.” 

A Chelsea fan noted that if the club were to seriously sign on the former Leicester player, despite his current form then the PL side would be better off identifying as “Idiot FC”.