Manchester United could have to pay up to £75m for Harry Maguire – because Leicester are reportedly holding out for the same sum Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk. Jose Mourinho has less than a week to add to his squad ahead of the new campaign with the transfer window closing on August 9. Maguire’s valuation has rocketed since his impressive World Cup campaign and Leicester will now hold out for £75m because they view on the same level as Van Dijk. The Dutchman became the most expensive defender of all time when he joined Liverpool in January and Castles claims Leicester want to cash in to the same level.
“From what I’m told, the pricing, if there is to be a price for him, will be £75m – they value him at the same level as Virgil van Dijk,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast. “That should probably give you an indication about why Jose Mourinho is reluctant to go down that route. “It’ll affect Everton, they’ve gone a long way in negotiations with Barcelona for (Yerry) Mina who they want to sign. “If they don’t get him they’ll have to move elsewhere, and interestingly one of their targets is Marcos Rojo, who United are prepared to sell.
“So, we’ve got these last few days of the window and Manchester United are scrabbling around trying to satisfy their manager to a certain extent, and what they are doing is going to impact on the other Premier League clubs who are chasing a centre-back.” Barcelona defender Mina is also believed to be on United’s target list as well as Toby Alderweireld from Spurs.