​Manchester United are reported to be a massive £40m short of Leicester City's asking price for defender Harry Maguire.


The Red Devils are set to go ​head-to-head with rivals Manchester City over Maguire, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to add some quality English players to his side.

Ilkay Gundogan,Harry Maguire

However, according to ​ESPN, they are nowhere near agreeing a deal. ​United are said to have suggested a fee of around £40m, which ​Leicester swiftly rejected as it was nowhere near their £80m asking price.


Previous reports have stated that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was ​prepared to meet the Foxes' demands, but this latest update suggests that an £80m bid is not yet forthcoming.


Leicester are in no rush to sell the 26-year-old, who remains under contract at the King Power Stadium until the summer of 2023. With ​Maguire now one of the ​Premier League's top defenders, it is unlikely that Leicester will accept any cut-price offers.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United were thought to be ahead of ​City in their pursuit of Maguire, although their failure to come anywhere close to Leicester's demands could open the door for the Premier League champions to strike a deal.


Last season, Maguire made 32 appearances in all competitions, and his danger from set-pieces was on show as he racked up three goals to help steer the Foxes to ninth in the Premier League.


After already being priced out of a deal for Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt, the Red Devils may have to move on to another alternative, with the likes of ​Bayern Munich's ​Jerome Boateng and ​West Ham United's Issa Diop also high on their wish list.

Issa Diop

The Hammers are said to be holding out for ​around £60m for Diop, who would be both cheaper and younger than Maguire. With Solskjaer looking to add some more youth to his side, a move for Diop could be the perfect option.