Manchester City consider £50m bid for Leicester star as defender hunt continues – report

Manchester City have added Leicester City defender Harry Maguire to their list of centre-back options this month, Alan Nixon reports in The Sun.

The 24-year-old, who won his first England caps in 2017, has impressed for the Foxes since his £17million move from Hull, and recently scored a last gasp equaliser against Manchester United.

It’s reported that City could offer around £50million for the classy central defender, a fee similar to what City handed out in a less inflated market for John Stones in 2016.

Pep was seen hugging Maguire after the Carabao Cup quarter-final last month, which Manchester City won 4-3 on penalties over Leicester.

Guardiola looks likely to add a new centre-back to his squad this month, but it remains unclear who the primary target is. Both Iñigo Martínez of Real Sociedad and West Brom captain Jonny Evans have been persistently linked, but no formal offers for either have been made.

Samuel Umtiti was mentioned as a target but recent reports from Spain squashed those rumours, while back in May it was reported that Atletico Madrid have agreed to sell Lucas Hernández, 21, to City next summer.

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