Chelsea step up interest in £5m-rated 'next John Terry'

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Chelsea's top scouts watched Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire in action against Fulham last night, according to the Metro.

Maguire was linked with a move to Manchester United in September as Sir Alex Ferguson had reportedly identified the 20-year-old as a potential long-term replacement to both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

However new Manchester United boss Moyes did not follow up Ferguson's initial interest in the centre-back as he was focused on his search for a new midfielder.

And it now appears Manchester United could lose out to Chelsea in the race to sign the England Under-21 starlet.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen his defensive options at the end of the season as the Blues are still heavily reliant on John Terry.

The Portuguese tactician has already agreed a deal to sign French youngster Kurt Zouma in the summer - but is also keen on adding £5m-rated Maquire, who has been dubbed the new Terry, to his ranks.

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