Maguire and Leicester reach understanding over United and City interest

Date published: Monday 15th July 2019 4:35

Harry Maguire is reported to have told Leicester of his desire to join Man Utd or Man City – providing the Foxes’ valuation is met.

Both Manchester clubs have been keen to sign the England defender this summer, though City are understood to have cooled their interest because of Leicester’s demands.

United are also reluctant to meet the Foxes’ valuation with the Red Devils said to value Maguire at around £60million-£70million. But given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desperation to strengthen the centre of his defence, it is expected that United will increase their previous offers.

Maguire has four years remaining on his contract but according to The Telegraph’s John Percy, the 26-year-old has made clear his keenness to pursue a move to Manchester should either club find common ground with Leicester.

The Foxes are said to have agreed not to stand in his way as long as a suitable deal is reached.

United are also keen to sign midfield reinforcements, with an offer for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes expected ‘over the next three weeks’.

 

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