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Manchester United 'preparing £50m Harry Maguire bid'

United 'preparing £50m Maguire bid'
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Manchester United are reportedly planning to bid as much as £50m to bring in Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer.

Manchester United are reportedly planning to bid as much as £50m for the services of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire this summer.

The 25-year-old only joined the Foxes a year ago from Hull City in a deal worth up to £17m, but his stock has risen considerably over the last month due to his performances for England at the World Cup in Russia.

According to the Daily Mail, United are planning to make a "huge offer" to bring Maguire to Old Trafford and would use him to replace either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling in the heart of their defence.

The newspaper says that the Foxes' Thai owners will "fight hard" to keep hold of Maguire, however, having already lost the services of Riyad Mahrez to United's rivals Manchester City this summer.

In recent days reports have suggested that Leicester are planning to offer Maguire an increase on his current £45,000-a-week wages in order to sign a new long-term deal at the King Power.


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Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in action during a Premier League match against Burnley in April 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton156542117423
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
13Watford156271821-320
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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