Everton have joined the race to sign Harry Maguire this summer.

According to TEAMtalk, the Toffees are considering a move for the Manchester United defender.

Maguire’s future at Old Trafford has been in major doubt after he endured an extremely difficult first campaign under Erik ten Hag, having been stripped of the captaincy after making only eight starts in the Premier League.

The ‘dominant’ centre-back cost the Red Devils a whopping £80 million in 2019 and, while his market value has dramatically decreased, United are eager to make as much money as possible from his sale.

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West Ham are also keen on signing Maguire this summer as they look to help him rediscover the form that shot him into the limelight with Leicester City. David Moyes’ side have already seen a £20m bid rejected for the 30-year-old, while it is yet to be seen whether they will return with an improved offer.

The report claims Everton could now look to offload some players to fund a move for Maguire, with the likes of Michael Keane and Mason Holgate on the chopping block.

Sean Dyche is thought to be a big admirer of Maguire and believes he could be a huge help in the Toffees avoiding a third consecutive relegation battle this season.

Harry Maguire endured the wrath of Everton captain Seamus Coleman in 2020

Everton’s interest in Harry Maguire comes almost three years after he was on the end of an explosive outburst from Toffees captain, Seamus Coleman.

The two sides met at Goodison Park in November 2020 as the Merseyside club were beaten 3-1, with Everton sat sixth in the Premier League table.

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Prior to United’s comeback, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side demanded they be awarded a penalty following a challenge from Jordan Pickford on Maguire.

However, Coleman was adamant that he was diving and the right-back could be heard calling him a ‘f****** diving t***’ as he lay on the floor.

Maguire went onto admit that he didn’t believe it was a penalty and the pair would no doubt be able to laugh about it now if the England international joined Everton.

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