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Manchester United face Manchester City battle for Leicester City ace?

Harry Maguire news

Maguire on United and City radar
Football Transfer Centre

Manchester United could reportedly face direct competition from Manchester City in the race to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer.

The England international was hotly tipped to join the Red Devils after the 2018 World Cup, but instead, he committed his future to the Foxes on a new long-term deal.

According to The Mail, the Red Devils could revive their pursuit of the defender this summer but they could face straight competition from the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola's side recently parted ways with captain Vincent Kompany on a free transfer and reports have indicated that they are keen on signing a top-class player to bolster the heart of the defence.

The Mancunian giants have the likes of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte in their ranks but the future of the former remains in doubt ahead of next season.

Leicester City were said to value Maguire at around £65m last summer but they are likely to increase the valuation with the increased competition to acquire their player.