Manchester United have received a massive boost in the pursuit of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. According to reports in England United have become favourites for the player after city rivals Manchester City pulled out of the transfer.
The Sun claims that Leicester City are willing to sell the player but only if Man United can so much as dole out £85 million for the defender.
This price is reported to be exorbitant in a bid to dissuade United from buying their star defender this summer.
United have enjoyed a positive summer so far as they have signed of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively.
The club are thought to be closing in on a deal on the Leicester defender and are ready to pay £70 million for the player. However it is not known whether Leicester would be willing to sanction a deal for that price.
Maguire is a quality player that would transform United’s backline if he makes the move to the club. Strong aerially and equally gifted with the ball at his feet, Maguire would be expected to bring a transformative effect to the defence similar to that of Van Dirk in Liverpool.