Maguire saga to go to the wire as Man Utd, Leicester stances revealed

Date published: Wednesday 31st July 2019 9:34 - Oli Fisher

Manchester United may have to wait until deadline day to seal the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester, a report suggests.

United are understood to be desperate to land Maguire before the August 8 transfer deadline, with the centre-half having become ‘frustrated’ at the move being blocked.

The Red Devils are believed to have seen their latest bid of £70million rejected for the England international, with Leicester more than happy to play hardball in negotiations, having openly insisted they have no need to sell.

On Monday night, reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported that the ‘white smoke’ is close, with the player pushing for a move.

However, the Manchester Evening News were quick to dismiss Di Marzio’s claims and they claim United are still no nearer to signing the England centre-half.

Now, Telegraph Sport claims that the saga is ‘threatening to drag into the final week of the transfer window’ despite the fact that Maguire ‘has told Leicester’s board and management staff that he is keen to move to Old Trafford’.

Leicester’s demands have not wavered, as they ‘are seeking a world-record fee for a defender, understood to be an initial £85m plus add-ons’.

United meanwhile believe those demands are unfair, and it appears that any potential deal is far away from conclusion as the situation threatens to go down to the wire.


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