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City ready to match Maguirre bid

City are ready to match Manchester United’s bid for Harry Maguirre.

Both Manchester clubs are in a battle to sign the England international centre-half, with United edging ahead by tabling a bid of £70 million for the Leicester City player. However, City have now indicated that they are ready to match United’s offer, with the player himself thought to prefer a move to the Etihad, and the chance to work under Pep Guardiola, and the chance to win trophies.

Leicester, for their part, are not prepared to sell at that price, and are holding out for a fee closer to £90 million. Their hand has been strengthened by the £50 million that United have paid out already for Crystal full-back  Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who cannot match Maguirre in terms of international quality, and proven experience at Premier League level.

Maguirre still has four years left on his current contract at the King Power Stadium.

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