Manchester United ready to launch £65million bid for transfer of World Cup star

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Manchester United are reportedly ready to pay as much as £65million to seal the transfer of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

The England international’s value has likely shot up after his strong World Cup showing with the Three Lions, as he helped them reach the semi-finals of the competition.

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Maguire looks a player who could represent a major upgrade on United’s current defensive options, with the club linked with new potential signings in that position for some time now.

However, before a £65m transfer for Maguire can be sanctioned, the Red Devils would likely need to offload one of their current players such as Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo or Eric Bailly, according to the Mail.

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Harry Maguire is a transfer target for Manchester United

The report suggests these players do have some suitors, so it could be an achievable goal for United to make this significant improvement to their back line.

Maguire only joined Leicester last summer but impressed hugely at the back for the Foxes before becoming a key member of Gareth Southgate’s England side.

United have also been linked by the Independent with Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld as an option in defence this summer.

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