Leicester City are set to make Harry Maguire one of the highest paid players at the club in order to try to fend off interest from Manchester United according to reports.
Twelve months ago, Maguire was making a £17 million move to Leicester after facing relegation from the Premier League with Hull City. In that time, not only has he become a first team regular for the Foxes but has forced his way into the starting XI for England.
He played in all seven of England’s games at the World Cup, scoring one goal, and in the process seemingly attracting the attention of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss has been linked with a number of centre-backs this summer, with Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Raphael Varane just some of the big-name players to have been mentioned.
However, reports in recent days have suggested that United have made contact with the 2015/16 Premier League champions regarding the signing of Maguire, with the Red Devils valuing him at £65 million.
Leicester are thought to be determined to keep the player who still has four years remaining on his deal, and the Telegraph reports that they are even planning to offer him improved terms to keep him at the King Power Stadium.
The report claims that Leicester will offer Maguire a new deal worth £100,000-a-week, a deal which would see ‘slab head’ become the second highest paid player at the club behind striker Jamie Vardy.
However, Maguire is said to be convinced that he will be a Manchester United player by the time the season kicks off on August 10, when ironically, United host Leicester at Old Trafford.