Leicester City ready to offer in-demand Maguire bumper new deal

"It is crucial for us", the Foxes boss told reporters after a 2-1 friendly loss to Udinese in Austria. We can not lose players just a few days before the beginning of the season.

The Foxes could make a move for the Championship defender is Manchester United target Harry Maguire is sold before the end of the transfer window. The 25-year-old put in a strong show in England's run to thesemi-finals in Russian Federation, featuring in all seven games and scoring in the quarter-final against Sweden.

The King Power Stadium outfit have already lost key man Riyad Mahrez this summer, with the Algerian attacker moving to Manchester City in a £60 million deal. The Argentina global did not go on United's tour to the USA owing to an injury sustained at the World Cup, and will be allowed to leave by José Mourinho. We saw his progress during the second half of the season. "He was angry about being without his worldwide players and the difficulty to prepare his game", he told reporters.

"Leicester want £50m for Maguire after his performances at the World Cup".

"I think we can keep both players - it is crucial for us", the Leicester Mercury quote him as saying.

Leicester begin their Premier League campaign against Jose Mourinho's United side on Friday, August 10, live on Sky Sports.

The Portuguese boss expressed his hopes of signing two new recruits after United's 1-4 defeat by Liverpool in the preseason International Champions Cup last weekend in the United States but now says one addition seems more probable.

The Red Devils have endured a hard summer so far, missing out on several targets and failing to get want-away stars such as Anthony Martial and Matteo Darmian off the books.


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