Manchester United Continue Harry Maguire Interest
£70 Million Offer
Maguire is yet to begin pre-season training due to his international involvement; however, it is unknown whether he will meet up with his Leicester team-mates on Sunday.
A move to either of the Manchester sides has been rumoured for a number of weeks, yet neither side have struck a deal with Brendan Rodgers’ side.
United could have had their chances of signing Maguire boosted by the decision of Nicolas Otamendi. The Argentine was due to leave City this summer but now may reconsider his options due to Vincent Kompany‘s departure.
While Maguire has no intention of forcing a move away from the King Power Stadium, the England international is open to signing for one of the Premier League’s ‘top-six’ sides.
Although, Sky Sports claim that Leicester have no desire or need to sell. It is understood the Foxes would only consider a bid of £75 million or more.
Should the bidding war between City and United go beyond the £75 million mark, Maguire’s transfer would be in excess of the world-record fee Liverpool paid for Virgin van Dijk.
It has been well reported that Solskjaer is operating on a philosophy of purchasing young talent with a potential of making the first-team.
Adding Maguire to his squad would certainly epitomise this and could sign a multi-year deal to play at Old Trafford. The United boss has been searching for a new centre-back to partner Victor Lindelof.