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Harry Maguire transfer: Manchester United tipped to sign defender ‘imminently’ after agreeing £80m deal with Leicester


Manchester United look to be edging ever closer to signing Harry Maguire after reportedly agreeing an £80million fee with Leicester for the defender.

The Foxes centre-back has been on the Red Devils’ wish list all summer and United have already seen a bid for rejected for the England international.

Manchester United look set to sign Leicester’s Harry Maguire this summer

According to Bleacher Report and the Independent, the terms for Maguire’s £80m move to Old Trafford have now been agreed and the transfer is set to be sealed ‘imminently’.

Should United sign Maguire for £80m, their summer spending will rise to just under £150m following the arrivals of Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

On Saturday, Brendan Rodgers asserted that there was no change in Leicester’s stance on the deal.

The Foxes boss said: “There’s still time to go. You never know what happens with all the players but at this moment in time, this is a top-class player who will cost another club a lot of money.

“Thankfully we’re in a position where we don’t have to sell.

“We don’t want to sell him. He’s a really special player. He fits how we work fantastically well.”

Meanwhile, United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he is taking advice from Red Devils legend Roy Keane.

Keane remains one of United’s all-time greats after an illustrious playing career at Old Trafford, where he won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League in a 12-year spell.

And despite Keane being publicly critical of United on numerous occasions, Solskjaer remains close to his old teammate and regularly seeks his counsel.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he has turned to Roy Keane for advise on his squad
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“I keep in touch with Roy and have been at his house for a cup of tea,” said Solskjaer, who was the Irishman’s neighbour in Bowdon for nine years during their time together in Manchester.

“I always listen to Roy and his opinions. I value them very highly.

“I know Roy did an interview saying there are many people that claim to be his friends.

“But I feel we are quite close. We have become friends. He was a fantastic leader. I loved having him as captain.”

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