Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has been left out of the squad to play Italian Serie A side Atalanta in a club friendly on Friday.

The latest development has fuelled the transfer rumours linking Harry Maguire with a move to Manchester United this summer.

Manchester United have been touted as the next destination for Harry Maguire for the better part of this summer’s transfer window.

The omission from the Atalanta friendly is coming on the back of the latest bid from Manchester United for Harry Maguire.

The Red Devils have made a take it or leave it offer of £80m plus £10m to make the whole transfer £90m.

Manchester United had earlier been turned down after a £70m bid.

The transfer would make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the history of world football if Manchester United are able to sign him before the end of the Premier League transfer window on Thursday.

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk holds the record for the most expensive defender in world football after his move from fellow Premier League club Southampton last year.

The Reds spent £75m on his transfer in January 2018 and he has been a key player for the club since joining the Merseysiders.


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