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Manchester United could take advantage of Premier League regulations to lure Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall away from Leicester City this summer, according to reports. The Foxes midfielder has emerged as a target at Old Trafford ahead of the first transfer window of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era, which should involve a new recruitment strategy.

United are expected to bolster their midfield this summer, with Casemiro and Christian Eriksen both aged 32 and facing uncertain futures.

Erik ten Hag would have to focus on a more defensive-minded option to replace Casemiro, who currently represents his only natural defensive midfielder.

Kobbie Mainoo has proven he can also operate at the foot of a midfield three but is more comfortable in a box-to-box role, where he can make an impact at both ends of the pitch.

Eriksen’s departure would call for a more advanced midfielder to arrive, though, to join Bruno Fernandes, Mason Mount and Scott McTominay.

Last week, 90min reported that Leicester would demand around £40million for Dewsbury-Hall if they achieve instant promotion back to the Premier League as expected this season.

However, a gentleman’s agreement is said to be in place, which would allow the 25-year-old to secure a move elsewhere for just £25m if Enzo Maresca’s side remain in the Championship.

Give Me Sport have since claimed that Leicester could be forced to cash in on Dewsbury-Hall regardless of their promotion status this summer.

The Premier League has charged the 2016 champions for an alleged breach of the competition’s Profit and Sustainability rules, leaving them “extremely disappointed”.

United may view the financial blow as an opportunity to pounce and intensify their interest in Dewsbury-Hall, who has registered three goals and four assists in 59 Premier League appearances.

This season, the uncapped Englishman has scored 10 goals from midfield and provided a further 13 assists in 41 games across all competitions.

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