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- Harry Maguire who plays for Leicester City has reportedly agreed to join Manchester United

- Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign Harry Maguire last summer for the Old Trafford club

- Maguire now seems close to sealing a move Old Trafford with Leicester City now ready to cash in on him

- Reports indicate a deal has already been agreed between the two clubs, with the centre-back set for medicals

Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of completing their third summer signing after agreeing a world-record £80m deal for Leicester City star Harry Maguire.

The deal will see the England international become the most expensive defender in history, surpassing the £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk last summer.

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Maguire has widely been linked with a summer switch to Old Trafford, with Man City initially attempting to hijack the deal with a mouthwatering offer.

However, the EPL champions later pulled out, leaving United are the only contenders for the services of the Englishman.

Both the Premier League champions and the Red Devils have previously seen their £70m bids rejected, with Leicester holding out for £90million for their superstar.

However, according to a SunSport report, United chiefs upped their offer to force Leicester to sanction the deal.

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The report now claims the England ace is set to fly to Manchester for his medical on Monday, July 15.

This fresh development come just days after Maguire accused the Foxes of pricing him out of his possible mega move.

He will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's third summer signing should the deal see the light of day.

The Norwegian has already completed the signings of Welsh winger Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Manchester United reportedly raised Paul Pogba's asking price to £180m in their attempt to keep the Frenchman at Old Trafford this summer.

The Red Devils and Pogba's agent Mino Raiola are now expected to go to war over the future of the 2018 World Cup winner.

Raiola has made it clear that Pogba would leave Manchester United this summer with a likely return to Juventus or Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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