Manchester United Close To Completing Harry Maguire Signing

England's Harry Maguire during the match.

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Manchester United are close to an agreement with Leicester City for Harry Maguire.

The Mancunian giants have been in pursuit of the Leicester centre-back for quite some time now. And after seeing their previous bids rejects, they are finally close to agree deal with the Foxes.

According to Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the ‘Harry Maguire to Manchester United is in the final stages’.

Report adds that the England international’s desire to join the Red Devils is being respected, with the transfer to Manchester being defined.

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The 26-year-old also missed a training session with Leicester City on Monday.

There’s no figure mentioned in Di Marzio’s latest update, however, considering various reports, the move to Old Trafford will most likely make Maguire the most expensive defender in the world, surpassing the £75 million that was paid for Virgil Van Dijk by Liverpool.

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This has been a saga that United have been involved in from quite a while. Maguire was one of the key targets that Jose Mourinho wished for last season when it became evident that the club’s defensive problems were getting worrisome.

Last week, Sky Sports claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded the signing of his prime defensive target to be finalised as soon as possible.

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