Leicester City's Harry Maguire

Man City baulk at Harry Maguire asking price

Manchester City’s pursuit of Harry Maguire is stalling with the club unwilling to match Leicester’s £90m valuation.

Pep Guardiola had been keen on a deal for the England international, with Man City looking for a replacement for Vincent Kompany who has left the club to join Anderlecht in a player-manager role.

Leicester are under no pressure to sell the 26-year-old, who signed a five-year contract in September, with reports claiming they will demand a fee of £90m, eclipsing the world-record fee for a defender which took Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool in 2018.

According to the Daily Mail, City are not prepared to meet Leicester’s valuation and could turn their attention to alternative targets should the East Midlands club not compromise on their demands.

Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in Maguire, with ESPN reporting that the Red Devils have not been put off by Leicester’s valuation.

The Foxes demands may see City move on to other defensive targets, ending Maguire’s hopes of playing Champions League football with a move to the Premier League champions.

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