Sky: Man United see £70m Maguire bid rejected, Leicester want world-record fee

Yesterday afternoon, we covered a story from the BBC, as Manchester United made the first steps to sign Leicester City’s Harry Maguire with a £70million bid.

However, it seems as though The Foxes are keen to keep ahold of their star centre-half, as according to Sky Sports, United’s bid for the 26-year-old has been rejected.

Apparently, the Reds have ‘moved ahead’ of City in the chase to sign Maguire, although Leicester City have ‘made it clear’ that they aren’t willing to let the centre-back leave at that price – particularly after United paid £50million for an uncapped Aaron Wan-Bissaka…

Furthermore, their chief, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, would personally need to sign off on a deal, while Leicester’s stance hasn’t changed – they want a world-record fee for a defender, as they’d only consider bids in excess of the £75million that Liverpool paid to sign Virgil van Dijk…

That is an astronomical sum of money, but with four years left on his Leicester deal, the Midlands side are under no pressure to sell unless they’re completely happy with the price.

There’s no doubt that Maguire would be an excellent signing for United, but I’m fully expecting this saga to rumble on for the rest of the transfer window. The Reds better hurry up and make a decision, though, as they don’t want to leave themselves without enough time to turn their attention elsewhere should a move for Maguire fail to materialise.

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