Leicester defender, Harry Maguire joins Manchester United for £80m

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Harry Maguire is set to join Manchester United in a record £80m deal from Leicester City

Maguire, 26, has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s prime transfer target to reinforce United’s defence this summer.

Sky Sports News reported on Friday that Manchester United had agreed on a fee with Leicester for Maguire that surpassed the previous world-record deal for a defender, set when Liverpool paid Southampton £75m  for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.

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The England centre-back was in Manchester over the weekend to complete the final details of his transfer and meet with Solskjaer and his new team-mates at the club’s Carrington training ground on Sunday.

He is expected to be formally unveiled as a Manchester United player later on Monday and could make his debut for his new club when Chelsea visit Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports on Sunday.

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