Manchester United have agreed to make Leicester City star Harry Maguire the world’s most expensive defender, according to reports.
The Red Devils have been linked with the centre-back ever since he excelled for England at the 2018 World Cup.
And after having a £70million offer turned down, The Sun report that United have now met the Foxes’ world-record £80million valuation.
It’s claimed the Old Trafford outfit will pay £60million up front plus an extra £20million in add-ons, surpassing the £75million Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2017.
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Maguire, who was also linked with champions Manchester City, is expected to have a medical with United on Monday.
The 26-year-old signed for Leicester from Hull City for £17million in 2017 and has made 76 appearances in his two seasons at the King Power Stadium.
In his time at Leicester, the Sheffield-born star has become a regular for the Three Lions, winning 20 caps to date.