Man Utd make £90m Harry Maguire transfer decision as hunt for third signing continues

Man Utd make £90m Harry Maguire transfer decision as hunt for third signing continues

The central defender remain one of the Red Devils’ top transfer targets.

But with Leicester keen to keep hold of their star man, Foxes officials are holding firm on their £90m valuation of the player.

And according to the Evening Standard, United will not fork out that much for Maguire in the coming weeks.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already seen a bid of £75m rejected this summer.

United remain keen on Maguire but are hoping Leicester drop their valuation between now and the August 8 transfer deadline.

Solskjaer has already spent £65m on British talent this summer.

But it’s clear the Old Trafford chief wants to be careful when it comes to chasing top targets.

“We’re still in the market looking to do some business, but we’re patient,” he said in Perth this week.

“We’re Manchester United. We don’t have to sell and don’t have to overpay.

“You have to have the right players at the right price.”

While United still want Maguire, the Standard are reporting the club will divert their attention away from Sean Longstaff.

The Newcastle midfielder excelled under Rafa Benitez during his debut season at the club.

And it appears the north east club are keen to keep him beyond the summer by slapping a £50m price tag on the 21-year-old.

Longstaff only featured a handful of times in the first team before suffering a season-ending knee injury around the turn of the year.

United wanted to pay a maximum of £25m for the youngster.

But after losing Mohamed Diame last month and Isaac Hayden seeking a move away – Newcastle are clearly hoping Longstaff stays for another term.

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