Lewis Dunk Set to Join Leicester in £45m Deal from Brighton as Harry Maguire Nears Man Utd Move

By 90min
Last updated : 14 July 2019

​Leicester City have agreed a £45m deal to sign Brighton and Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk, with Harry Maguire thought to be nearing a move to Manchester United.

United are thought to have ​agreed to make Maguire the most expensive defender in world football, with a deal of £60m plus £20m in add-ons set to take the 26-year-old to Old Trafford this summer.

Lewis Dunk

​Leicester have wasted little time recruiting a replacement, with ​The Sun claiming that they have agreed to sign Dunk with £45m of the fee brought in from ​Maguire's imminent departure.

Dunk has enjoyed a number of hugely impressive seasons with ​Brighton, and his form earned him a maiden call-up to Gareth Southgate's England side back in November 2018.

Alongside defensive partner Shane Duffy, Dunk was instrumental in keeping the Seagulls in the ​Premier League but, after their 17th-placed finish, it was thought that a number of other top-flight sides would pursue a deal for Dunk this summer.

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However, it is Leicester who appear to have won the race for the 27-year-old's signature, which will allow Maguire to complete his anticipated switch to Old Trafford.

Maguire is expected to become ​United's third signing of the summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having already added Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka to his squad. He is set for a medical on Monday, ahead of finalising a deal to become the most expensive defender in world football.

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​Liverpool's £75m deal for Virgil van Dijk currently holds the record, but the signing of Maguire, which could reach £80m, is set to make him one of the most costly transfers of all time.


Source : 90min

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