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Breaking: Harry Maguire to join Man United in record-breaking deal

Manchester United have finally agreed on a transfer fee with Leicester City that will allow Harry Maguire to move this summer.

The England centre-half has been on the Red Devil’s radar ever since he put in a string of impressive performances at last summer’s men’s World Cup in Russia.

The Foxes had relented in letting Maguire go for anything less than £85m and it looked likely that the player would remain for the season. Now, however, it looks as if he could leave the club for a record-breaking fee.

That’s according to Sam Wallace of The Telegraph, who reports that Manchester United are willing to pay £85m up front for the defender’s services, with add-ons to follow.

That would eclipse the fee Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk, which, at £75m, is the current record transfer paid for a defender.

Maguire has been one of United’s top priorities this summer following years of defensive frailties being covered up by David De Gea up until last season, when the team conceded 54 goals in the Premier League, the most of any team in the top half of the table, save for West Ham.

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