- Leicester City will double Harry Maguire's wages to ward-off Manchester United
- Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of the England international for months
- The 25-year-old currently earns £45,000-per-week at the King Power Stadium
Leicester City are set to double Harry Maguire's wages to £95,000 a week as compensation for blocking his move to Manchester United, The Sun quoting The Mirror.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign the center-back but the King Power chiefs are holding out for at least £60m.
And tensions between the frustrated United manager and chief executive Ed Woodward could see the deal break down.
The Mirror claim the Foxes will offer Maguire £95k a week - a massive boost to his £45k-a-week wages.
The 25-year-old was a standout performer at the World Cup for England, scoring against Sweden in the 2-0 quarter-final win.
Leicester signed the 6ft 4in centre-back from Hull City for £17m last summer and has made his way into the national team.
It is claimed Maguire sees United as a dream move - but will not force a deal through.
Leicester are keen to avoid a repeat of the Riyad Mahrez saga, which resulted in him joining Manchester City for £60m this month.
The Algerian handed in a transfer request last May and played one more season before the Foxes let him go.
But their wealthy Thai owners stood firm in their valuation of Mahrez and will take the same firm stance with Maguire, who is on holiday with girlfriend Fern Hawkins in Barbados.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Jose Mourinho said he hopes one target from the list of five options he gave Manchester United will arrive before the August 9, transfer deadline.
United were thrashed 4-1 by Premier League rivals, Liverpool in an International Champions Cup match at Ann Arbor.
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