Date: 15th August 2018 at 4:44pm
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England international defender Harry Maguire is reportedly close to agreeing a new £75,000-a-week contract at Leicester City, according to The Telegraph.

The Premier League side, who lost 2-1 to Manchester United last Friday night in the 2018-19 league opener, are keen to tie down the centre-back to a new deal after interest from The Red Devils during the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old, who has 12 international caps for the Three Lions, played the full 90 minutes in Leicester’s league opener at Old Trafford last week.

Manchester United’s Juan Mata in action with Leicester City’s Harry Maguire last Friday.

Maguire scored two goals and provided three assists in 44 appearances in all competitions for The Foxes during his debut season at the King Power Stadium, following last June’s move from Hull City, in a deal worth up to £17m.

United manager Jose Mourinho was determined to lure the England defender to The Theatre of Dreams this summer following his impressive FIFA World Cup performances in Russia, with reports suggesting a whopping £80m fee, but Leicester snubbed their advances, and are understood to be in advanced talks over a new deal for the Sheffield United youth graduate.

Leicester hope to announce the news later this month.

Written by Dan Church

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