Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear to the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that he wants to sign Harry Maguire as soon as possible, as per reports.
Leicester will not let Maguire leave for less than £80m, which is £10m more than United have currently offered.
Woodward decided to not travel out for United’s preseason tour of Australia and the Far East to work on the ongoing negotiations.
According to Sky sources, it is now up to Woodward to get the deal done.
England international Maguire is understood to be happy to remain at Leicester but would like to move to Old Trafford if a deal can be agreed by the two clubs.
Manchester City have also shown interest in Maguire and can offer him Champions League football, unlike United.