United, City plot swoop for Leicester star

United, City plot swoop for Leicester star

10 Feb, 14:30

Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Leicester defender Harry Maguire.

English news outlet The Mirror has claimed that United boss Jose Mourinho and City chief Pep Guardiola have set their sights on the Englishman, who the tacticians regard as the perfect candidate to further bolster their sides defensively.

Maguire has been labelled as the best acquisition of last summer after helping the previously struggling Foxes to regain their footing in the ultra-competitive Premier League with spectacular displays which have garnered rave reviews from supporters and critics alike, subsequently earning the 24-year-old a call-up to the Three Lions squad.

The centre-back, who joined the 2016 champions on a five-year, £17m deal last June now demands a £50m asking price, which is expected to spark a bidding war between the two Manchester clubs in the upcoming transfer window.

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