Manchester United prepare bid for Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire will be returning to Leicester City's training on Monday with Manchester United planning to make a bid for the defender.

His performances at the World Cup and for City in the Premier League after signing from Hull in a £17m last summer has attracted interest from Jose Mourinho, who has made Maguire his top target ahead of the new season.

Man United bid for Maguire is set to happen before the transfer window closes on Thursday, according to Sky sources.

Last week, Leicester boss Claude Puel made it clear he hopes to keep Maguire, saying:”I think Harry is a very good player for us. It's important to keep him and just a few days before the season it would be not a good thing for the squad, for the confidence for Leicester.

“We lost Riyad Mahrez. We know the importance of this player. We cannot lose also a very good player for the team.”

Manchester United's first game of the Premier League season is with Leicester City on Friday.

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