Man United baulking at £90m price tag of 2018 World Cup star

Leicester City have slapped a £90 million price tag on defender Harry Maguire, who is a target for both Manchester clubs United and City this summer after another impressive campaign with the Foxes.

Jose Mourinho wanted to sign the former Hull man last summer, but the Red Devils baulked at the £75 million valuation of the England international.

Manchester United’s refusal to meet Leicester City’s demands ultimately led to Jose Mourinho’s departure, and the irony will not be lost on the Portuguese manager that old foe Pep Guardiola is now keen to sign Harry Maguire.

Pep Guardiola views Harry Maguire as a long-term replacement for Vincent Kompany, but the Sun claims Manchester clubs will have to smash their club transfer records to sign the defender this transfer window.

Leicester City are believed to be demanding £90 million for Harry Maguire, which would top the £75 million rivals Liverpool paid for Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk when they made the 27-year-old the most expensive defender of all-time.

Brendan Rodgers is desperate to keep hold of the centre-back, and the Foxes doubt one of the Manchester clubs will produce the £90 million fee required.

Harry Maguire was keen on a move to the Theatre of Dreams last summer but signed a new, improved contract with Leicester City after being denied a transfer.

With four years remaining on his deal, Leicester City feel they are in a strong position and are confident of getting a world record fee for their prized asset.