Man Utd set to be beaten by Man City in £80m transfer for Harry Maguire after Pep Guardiola offers staggering £280,000-a-week contract

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MANCHESTER UNITED are set to miss out on Harry Maguire as neighbours City are closing on a world-record £80million deal for the Leicester star, according to reports.

The Red Devils were ready to spend big in order to sign Maguire, 26, and end their year-long search of a world-class centre-back.

Man Utd set to be beaten by Man City in £80m transfer for Harry Maguire after Pep Guardiola offers staggering £280,000-a-week contract1 Man City are set to sign Leicester star Harry Maguire in a world-record £80m dealCredit: Reuters

But the Mirror report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't get his man as City are set to win the battle for the Leicester ace, who is reportedly determined to play under Pep Guardiola.

The Premier League champions have to break the bank for the Foxes star, who penned a new five-year deal at King Power Stadium last September.

City will reportedly pay Leicester £80m, a world-record fee for a defender.

Liverpool have held the mantle since 2018, when they splashed £75m on Virgil van Dijk.

Maguire is also expected to earn a whopping £280,000-a-week at the Etihad.

Guardiola considers the centre-back the perfect candidate to fill the shoes of City icon Vincent Kompany.

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The Belgium hero announced he would bring down the curtain on his 11-year spell at the club after Guardiola's men sealed their Treble in May.

Maguire is ready for a fresh challenge in his career having spent two successful seasons at Leicester.

Since arriving from Hull in 2017, he has become one of the Prem's top defenders and broken into Gareth Southgate's England squad.

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