Deal Close – Talks Ongoing, Man Utd could sanction £80m bid for Harry Maguire

Manchester United face a strong battle in signing Leicester City’s and England international Harry Maguire this summer with the Foxes holding out for a fee around £80m for the defender.

Maguire joining Man United in an £80m move would surpass the £75m world record Liverpool paid for the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton last season.

The England international move to Man United looks very imminent with the Red Devils executive vice chairman Ed Woodward already held talks with Leicester City over the signing of the England World Cup Star.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly frustrated with his side’s activity in the window and is keen on making the Foxes defender his fourth summer signing.

Leicester City, however, have no intention of selling their prized asset and still hope the England international will sign a new deal at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester will only consider selling Maguire, 25, if he makes it clear to them that he wants to go to Old Trafford and would demand a fee of £80m for someone who cost them just £17m from Hull 12 months ago.

The Foxes are not considering parting ways with another player this summer after losing Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City in a £60m move earlier this month.

It remains to be seen if United are now willing to spend so much on a centre back when Mourinho already has Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo at his disposal.

Here’s how the Leicester City man will look in Man United shirt if he completes the move this summer.

Harry Maguire in Man United shirt

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