Leicester City's Harry Maguire

Leicester set £90 million asking price for Harry Maguire

Leicester will demand a world-record £90m fee for a defender for in-demand star Harry Maguire.

Manchester City have been linked with a move for the England international, as Pep Guardiola seeks a replacement for outgoing skipper, Vincent Kompany.

The Spaniard is claimed to have made Maguire a top target, though City will have to eclipse the £75m Liverpool paid to sign Virgil Van Dijk if they are to bring the 26-year-old to the Etihad.

Guardiola has been left impressed by Maguire’s performances this season, believing the defender’s ability on the ball would prove invaluable as he bids to freshen up his squad.

According to The Sun, Leicester are not prepared to part with their prized asset easily and will demand a staggering £90m fee.

Manchester United have also been strongly linked with a move for the former Hull City centre-back, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to strengthen his backline at Old Trafford.

Maguire had been linked with a move to United last summer, with former boss Jose Mourinho reportedly interested in his signing, only for Ed Woodward to decide in his infinite wisdom that the Red Devils didn’t need to sign a centre-back defender.

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