Man United have to pay £85m in order to sign Solskjaer’s 26-year-old top target

Leicester City have reportedly placed an £85m price-tag on England international Harry Maguire.

The centre-back penned a new long-term contract at the King Power Stadium at the start of the campaign, but that has not stopped speculation regarding the 26-year-old.

Manchester United and Manchester City have been strongly linked with Maguire – who is set to represent his country against the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on Thursday night – and TEAMtalk claims that a summer move is a possibility.

The report suggests that Leicester are ‘privately’ prepared to part ways with their biggest asset, providing that they are successful with an attempt to sign Brighton & Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk as his replacement.

Dunk has spent all but two months of his career with the Seagulls, making 270 appearances along the way, but the 27-year-old is said to be attracting interest from the Foxes.

It is believed that Leicester are allegedly ready to spend £40m on Dunk.

Alongside Harry Maguire, the Red Devils are also keeping close tabs on other top-class defenders across Europe, including Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and Benfica rising star Ruben Dias.