Harry Maguire would be honoured to play for Manchester United and follow in the footsteps of his heroes Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, Sky sources understand.
It is understood Maguire is becoming increasingly frustrated with Leicester’s stance towards selling him this summer after the Foxes rejected two bids from Manchester United, who have the 26-year-old on a shortlist of centre-back targets.
Leicester are looking for a figure in excess of the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk, which would represent a world-record fee for defender.
United’s most recent bid for the England defender was worth in the region of £70m, and rivals City have indicated they would be prepared to match that offer.
Maguire joined Leicester from Hull in the summer of 2017 for a fee worth up to £17m and has since made 76 appearances for the club.
Follow the Summer Transfer Window on Sky Sports
Sky Sports News brings you the very latest news from this summer’s transfer market with three new shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. And join us at 7pm for the definitive round up of the day’s news with The Transfer Show.
And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don’t miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.
There’s also the Transfer Talk Podcast, the daily UK, Regional and European Paper Talk, plus features across skysports.com and the Sky Sports App.