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Man Utd Ready to Make Maguire Most Expensive Defender

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Manchester United are willing to pay up to £80m for Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire, as per reports.

That figure would eclipse the current world record for a defender, which was set when Liverpool paid Southampton £75m for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.

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Maguire has four years left on his contract and Leicester’s position all summer has been that he is not for sale.

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The 26-year-old remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No 1 target at Old Trafford and has told Leicester he wants to leave before the transfer window shuts on August 8.

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United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward decided not to travel out to the club’s pre-season tour to Australia and the Far East earlier this month to work on negotiations for incoming transfers.

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