Harry Maguire edges closer to Manchester United move
England defender Harry Maguire is edging closer to Manchester United move after telling the Leicester management that he wants to leave.
According to Sportmail, the 26-year-old informed manager Brendan Rodgers and his teammates of his intentions during their pre-season training camp in France, hoping it will ease negotiations between the two clubs.
Twelve months ago, the England defender failed to secure a move to Old Trafford despite heavy interest from their manager Jose Mourinho and he has decided to be more proactive on this occasion to avoid a repeat.
Manchester City also remains contenders for Maguire's signature but appear less likely to match Leicester's valuation which would equal the world-record fee paid for a defender when Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk.
Maguire, part of a 31-man Leicester party who trained last week in Evian by Lake Geneva, is understood to be happy at the prospect of joining United despite the club failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Leicester was reluctant to sell unless it became clear Maguire wanted out and now that has been done, it is believed they will not stand in his way. Rodgers would be given funds to sign a replacement and James Tarkowski and Lewis Dunk have been linked.
But the Foxes boss is already well served in central defence with Jonny Evans, his former Celtic loanee Filip Benkovic, £20million Turkish prospect Caglar Soyuncu and club captain Wes Morgan, so could use the Maguire cash to strengthen other positions.
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