Manchester United transfer news: Harry Maguire wanted at Old Trafford but are put off by Leicester’s huge £80million asking price

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Manchester United transfer news: Harry Maguire wanted at Old Trafford but are put off by Leicester’s huge £80million asking price

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Manchester City also want Maguire who would eclipse the £75m Liverpool spent on Virgil van Dijk in 2018

Manchester United want Harry Maguire but have been put off by Leicester’s asking price of £80million.

The England defender is also a target for Manchester City, as both teams look to bolster their defence ahead of next season.

Maguire is wanted by Man United and Man City

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Maguire is wanted by Man United and Man City

The 26-year-old was said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, following initial interest from the Red Devils after the World Cup last summer, but the move never materialised.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola wants to sign a replacement for captain Vincent Kompany, who has left to join Anderlecht as player-manager.


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Should the fee be met, it would eclipse the world-record amount Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, when they took him to Anfield for £75m.

Maguire cost just £17million when they signed him from Hull in June 2017 and he has since gone to establish himself as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.

Foxes boss Rodgers is desperate to keep Maguire, who only signed a new five-year deal last September.

Maguire is currently on Nations League duty with England

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Maguire is currently on Nations League duty with England

When asked about the centre-half’s future, Rodgers said: “There have been discussions. We just have to wait and see.

“I’d love him to stay. It depends on the player.”

Published at Sun, 09 Jun 2019 09:37:11 +0000

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