City outbid rivals to land England international

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Manchester City are set to win the race to sign Leicester defender Harry Maguire after outbidding arch rivals Manchester United, reports claim.

Manchester City are set to win the race to sign Leicester defender Harry Maguire after outbidding arch rivals Manchester United, reports claim.

Both clubs are battling it out for the England international who, despite Leicester’s best efforts to keep hold, looks set to leave the King Power Stadium for big money this summer.

Both City and United were willing to match Leicester’s £80million valuation, but it is claimed that City are ready to pay more in wages, and that could win the day for them.

The 26-year-old could bank as much as £280,000 a week, while it has also been claimed he would prefer to work with City boss Pep Guardiola, rather than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United.

City need a new central defender following the departure of Vincent Kompany and are willing to break the bank to ensure they get Maguire on board at the Etihad Stadium.

A fee of £80million would be a world-record for a defender, eclipsing the £75million that Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.

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