Manchester United remain interested in signing Harry Maguire despite baulking at Leicester’s demand for £80million.
United and City are keen on Maguire, with some reports earlier this week suggesting the Treble winners were leading the race.
But ESPN is reporting that United retain a desire to bring the England defender to Old Trafford – though the Red Devils are reportedly reluctant to meet Leicester’s valuation.
The story also says Maguire “would be open to a move to a top-six side if a fee can be agreed”.
United are also interested in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly if no deal can be reached over Maguire, while the Red Devils are also expected to return with an improved offer for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.