Harry Maguire in contention to face Wolves despite Man Utd accepting £30m bid from West Ham as he considers transfer

HARRY MAGUIRE is in contention to face Wolves in Manchester United’s Premier League opener on Monday night.

That’s despite the Red Devils accepting a £30million bid from West Ham for their former captain.

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Maguire, 30, was dropped early on last season by boss Erik ten Hag and went on to start just eight Prem matches.

Earlier this summer it was confirmed that Ten Hag had stripped the England defender of the captaincy at Old Trafford, with Bruno Fernandes taking his place.

United have agreed a deal to let Maguire join West Ham, but it is now up to the experienced centre-back himself.

Quizzed if his former skipper is available for Monday night’s match, Ten Hag said: “Of course.”

Maguire has fallen behind Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and at times even Luke Shaw in the pecking order at United.

But he could yet opt to stay and fight for his place.

With Euro 2024 looming next summer, however, Maguire may decide that regular first team football is important if he is to keep his Three Lions place.

Maguire has two years remaining on his £190,000-a-week contract at United.

It is understood that West Ham are offering him a wage cut to £120,000 a week to move to East London.

To offset the difference, SunSport revealed that United will give Maguire a £6m pay-off to leave for the Hammers.

Following his demotion from United’s captaincy earlier this summer, Maguire said: “I wanted to say a massive thank you to the Manchester United fans for all their brilliant support whilst I’ve been wearing the armband.

“Since the day I took on the role, three and half years ago, it’s been a huge privilege to lead Manchester United and one of the proudest moments of my career to date.

“It’s one of the greatest honours in club football.

“I’ve done everything I possibly could to help United be successful – on and off the field.

“I will always be grateful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for first giving me the responsibility and I wish whoever now takes it on every success and they will have my full support.”

West Ham, meanwhile, get their Prem season underway tomorrow with a trip to Bournemouth.

Speaking ahead of that match, boss David Moyes confirmed that his side are in for Maguire.

He said: “We’ve had a bid accepted from Manchester United, but while he’s not our player I’m not in a position to discuss him.”

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