Manchester United set to launch £50m transfer bid for World Cup star after outstanding tournament

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Manchester United reportedly look set to make a £50million bid to seal the transfer of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

The England international has had a superb World Cup with the Three Lions and would be an ideal upgrade on players like Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at the back for United.

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The Red Devils need to make big changes to improve on last season, when although they finished 2nd in the Premier League they were in fact a massive 19 points behind champions Manchester City.

According to the Daily Mail, United are now preparing an offer for Maguire, which would likely cost them £50m as his value has sky-rocketed.

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Harry Maguire’s England form has attracted interest from Manchester United

The 25-year-old also shone for Leicester in the Premier League last season, but impressing at a major international tournament is always something that is likely to boost your chances of a big move.

Leicester have just lost Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City so selling another star player would hardly be ideal preparation for them ahead of the new season.

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