Man Utd to break world-record fee to land England star in £200m overhaul

Date published: Tuesday 7th May 2019 3:55 - Oli Fisher

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Manchester United are looking to sign Leicester City star Harry Maguire as part of a huge £200m summer spree, a report claims.

United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer is ready to oversee a major overhaul of his squad at the end of the season, after the Red Devils missed out on Champions League football following their draw at Huddersfield on Sunday.

Defence is believed to be a major area that Solskjaer is looking to upgrade, with several top names mentioned as targets.

It was recently claimed that United are also interested in Serie A-based duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar, of Napoli and Inter Milan respectively, but may prefer a move for Maguire due to his Premier League experience.

A recent report suggested that Leicester have set a whopping £90m asking price for Maguire, which would represent a world-record fee for a defender.

Now, an update from ESPN reports that the Red Devils are ready to splash the cash this summer, with a budget of £200m having been made available.

Maguire is a player that they are very much keen on signing with that money, the report claims, with the club ‘hopeful he can be prised away by an offer from a top six side’.

ESPN go on to state that a fee of £80m could be enough to land the former Sheffield United man, and that one of Arsenal-linked Eric Bailly or Marcos Rojo could be sold.

 

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