Harry Maguire: Man Utd & Leicester remain apart on defender's valuation

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Harry Maguire playing in Leicester's friendly against Stoke
Harry Maguire played in Leicester's friendly against Stoke on Saturday

Leicester City and Manchester United remain apart in their valuation of England defender Harry Maguire.

United made a £70m bid earlier in July but it is understood the Foxes want about £90m, a sum the Old Trafford club believe is unrealistic.

Maguire, 26, missed training on Monday because of illness, leading to rumours a deal was close.

However, the centre-back, who played in Leicester's friendly at Stoke City on Saturday, trained as normal on Tuesday.

The Foxes play their final pre-season game against Italian side Atalanta this Friday.

Maguire, who has also attracted interest from Premier League champions Manchester City, signed a five-year contract with Leicester last September.

United have already signed 21-year-olds Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively, so the addition of Maguire could take their summer spending to more than £140m.


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