Man City Gives Huge Boost To Manchester United In Harry Maguire Transfer Race

England's Harry Maguire salutes their fans after the match.

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Man City look set to end their pursuit of Harry Maguire.

The Leicester City star has attracted a lot of interest from several Premier League giants of late, especially due to his impressive performances for the English national team.

Amongst the centre-back’s suitors are the newly crowned champions of England, Manchester City.

The Sky Blues are said to be looking at Maguire as a potential replacement for Vincent Kompany, who has parted ways with the Etihad outfit, returning to Anderlecht as a player-manager.

As per Mirror, the Cityzens are prepared to break the £60m club record fee they paid to the Foxes for Riyad Mahrez last summer, in order to secure Maguire’s services.

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However, Leicester City are holding out for a fee in the region of £90m, which will most definitely lead the Mancunians to pursue other defensive options.

This development will undoubtedly come as a huge boost for Manchester United, who are also looking at Maguire to solve their issues at the back.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for young and hungry homegrown talents, and the 26-year-old Englishman certainly fits the Red Devils’ brand new transfer criteria.