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REVEALED: Man Utd rejected £15M Maguire just year ago

Manchester United were offered Leicester City defender Harry Maguire for £15m last summer, it has been revealed.

The Irish Independent says Maguire was one of the centre halves United were pursuing this summer only to be rebuffed by Leicester.

It is thought it would have taken a fee of around £75 million - around five times the price United were quoted last summer, before Maguire left Hull City for Leicester - to tempt the Midlands club to part with the 25-year-old.

United - who face Leicester at Old Trafford in the Premier League curtain raiser on Friday night - were unwilling to pay such a sum.

Leicester paid £12 million rising to £17 million in June last year for Maguire, with United opting to pass on the opportunity to bring the player to Old Trafford.

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