Manchester United are now hopeful they can beat rivals Manchester City to the signing of Harry Maguire.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the 26-year-old Leicester City defender to become the new leader of his revamped side and United will make a lucrative contract offer. Talks are ongoing between the clubs, with Leicester’s £85million valuation the obvious hurdle as United look to strike a compromise closer to £75m.
Maguire initially prefered a move to City but they are reluctant to bid that high.
Leicester have been identifying options to replace Maguire, including Burnley’s £40m-rated James Tarkowski.