Manchester United’s pursuit of Leicester defender Harry Maguire is reported to have reached ‘impasse’, despite reports suggesting otherwise.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the England international his number one transfer target this summer, with United desperate to add to their defensive options.
Talks over a deal for Maguire are reported to have stalled in recent weeks, the two clubs unable to agree on a fee with Leicester demanding a world-record fee for a defender for the 26-year-old.
There were reports on Sunday, emanating from the Sun, which claimed that Manchester United had agreed a deal totalling £80 million, world record deal for a defender.
The report claimed that United would pay an initial £60m, with a further £20m in add-ons, with Maguire reportedly set to fly to Manchester for a medical today.
However, according to the Telegraph, no such deal has been agreed, claiming that talks have actually reached an ‘impasse’, with United unwilling to meet Leicester’s valuation.
They say United value Maguire at around £50-60m, though having seen the comparatively inexperienced Aaron Wan-Bissaka move to Old Trafford for around that fee, Leicester will demand closer to £75m for the former Hull City player.
Make of all that what you will…