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Leicester tell Manchester United to stump up £90 million for Maguire

Leicester have told Manchester United it will cost a world-record £90m to sign Harry Maguire this summer.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add to his defensive options this summer, with the club seeing an opening offer for the 26-year-old rejected.

Leicester are under no pressure to sell the England international, who signed a new long-term contract with the club last summer, and have told United they will need to make Maguire the most expensive defender in history to seal a deal this summer.

According to the Telegraph, Leicester will demand a fee of £90m for the former Hull City defender, who has established himself as a first-choice in Gareth Southgate’s England side.

Manchester City were also credited with an interest in the centre-back as they seek a replacement for departed captain Vincent Kompany, however United’s are believed to have been the only serious bidder for his services so far.

Should United meet Leicester’s demands, the fee will eclipse the £75m deal which took Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool in 2018.

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