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Manchester United ready with huge bid for England star

Manchester United are ready to make a huge bid for England star Harry Maguire, who has been one of the major stars of the World Cup for The Three Lions.

That is according to The Daily Mail, who report that United are eyeing Maguire as a replacement for either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones at the heart of their defence.

One problem the Old Trafford side face though is the size of the fee. Maguire plays for Leicester City, having joined them a year ago in a £12 million transfer from Hull, with add-ons taking the fee to £17 million. However, such was his form for The Foxes last season, plus his impressive performances in Russia, that his valuation has since sky-rocketed, and United may have to pay £50 million to secure his services.

Timing could be another issue. The Premier League transfer window closes early this year on August 9th, which is just after those players on duty with England will have returned from their holidays.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.