Leicester poised to reject firm £70m Harry Maguire bid

Date published: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 1:17

Leicester will reject Manchester United’s £70million offer for Harry Maguire as it falls short of their valuation, PA understands.

Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add an elite-level centre-back with United targeting the England defender just as they did last summer.

However, Leicester do not want to sell Maguire and are under no financial pressure to let the 26-year-old leave the King Power Stadium.

The BBC and Manchester Evening News both report that United have lodged a bid for the England man, with the Beeb noting “£70m would also be short of Leicester’s valuation of the player”.

Meanwhile, the MEN claim United do not want to be ‘outbid’ for targets, but the Mirror report United “do not feel the 26-year-old is worth more than the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk 18 months ago”.

That move in Januray 2018 was a world-record move for defender and United are apparently not keen to go above that and with Leicester are under no pressure to sell, the saga is set to run.

The Mirror though do report that Maguire is “understood to be determined to push through a move this summer” after seeing a transfer blocked last summer.

Maguire only signed a new five-year contract last September and has four years left to run on his deal at the KingPower Stadium.

Man City are also believed to be interested in Maguire with the Mirror reporting last month that City were prepared to meet Leicester’s £80million asking price and ready to pay him as staggering £280,000-a-week to quit Leicester and move to the Etihad.

 

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