Manchester United set to make Harry Maguire world’s most expensive defender

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Leicester to sign England defender Harry Maguire for £80million, PA understands.

The deal for the 26-year-old is now subject to a medical.

Maguire was strongly linked with both Manchester clubs over the summer but Leicester held out for their valuation and will receive a world record fee for a defender, eclipsing the £75million Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018.

Harry Maguire, centre, joined Leicester in 2017
Harry Maguire, centre, joined Leicester in 2017 (Nick Potts/PA)
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