Man United told 25-year-old won’t move to Old Trafford this summer

Leicester manager Claude Puel rules out Manchester United signing Harry Maguire from the Foxes this summer

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Leicester City manager Claude Puel has ruled out Harry Maguire moving to Manchester United this summer.

The England international has emerged as a surprise target for Manchester United in the current transfer window as Jose Mourinho looks to improve his defensive options ahead of the 9 August deadline.

Manchester United have been left frustrated in the bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld given Spurs are a demanding a fee in the region of £75m.

Maguire was a revelation in the England national team during the World Cup and the Leicester defender scored in the Three Lions’ 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is thought to be prepared to pay £65m to sign Maguire despite Leicester signing the 25-year-old in a £17m deal 12 months ago.

Leicester, meanwhile, are prepared to hand Maguire a contract worth £100,000 a week in an attempt to stave off interest from Manchester United in the current transfer window.

Puel, who took over the reins of Leicester in 2017, ruled out Maguire leaving the Foxes to move to Manchester United this summer.

“The most important and only thing is Harry comes back and enjoys playing with us and to prepare for the new season with the right mind,” Puel said.

“I am have no hesitation about this.

“I don’t want to make comments telling about contract or details or different things.”

Manchester United have signed Brazil international Fred in a £52m deal from Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Red Devils have also added Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot to their squad in a £17m deal before Lee Grant completed a £1.5m move to Manchester United.

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