Ed Woodward willing to sanction £70m deal for Man United target

Manchester United pursuit of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has taken a new twist according to Daily Star.

The report claims that Leicester City are willing to sell the player but have placed the valuation of the player at £85 million. This price is thought to be placed by the club in a bid to dissuade Man United from making an audacious move this summer.

United, however, are reported to be closing in on a deal for the Leicester defender and are ready to pay £70 million for the player.  However, it is not known whether Leicester would be willing to sanction the transfer for that price.

United have enjoyed a positive summer so far, making the signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively.

Maguire is a quality player that would transform United’s backline if he makes the move to the club. The 26-year-old is strong aerially and equally gifted with the ball at his feet, Maguire would be expected to bring a transformative effect to the defence similar to that of Liverpool talisman Virgil Van Dirk.

Other defenders like Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar have been linked to the club in recent weeks.

This transfer looks like one that could still produce more twists and turns in the coming days.

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