Arsenal in danger to miss out signing of £50m-rated 6 ft 4 Premier League star

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LEICESTER are braced for a £50m summer scrap fo their star player Harry Maguire, as Premier League heavyweight Arsenal and Manchester United circle around his signature ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

And Maguire has shot to the top of Man Utd wish list after the defender’s eye-catching campaign with the Foxes.Along with United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to have had £40m enquiries knocked back for Maguire’s signature during the January transfer window.

Premier League recently crowned champions Manchester City are also ready to head-up any auction with the Red Devils – as Star Sport revealed in February – for the ball-playing defensive powerhouse.

The 25-year-old Leicester City star, looks certain to be named in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad for the summer.

Foxes head-coach Claude Puel is desperate to hang on to Maguire and will have the full backing of the club’s Thai owners who are ready to cash in on a player for the upcoming summer transfer window.

They are ready to dig in and resist all offers for one of their star players in the same way they pulled the rug under attempts to get Riyad Mahrez out of the club.

Algeria internaitonal had threatened to go on strike when the Citizens came calling, however, ended up hitting a roadblock as the Foxes held out for £80m.

Now they face a similar situation over former Hull City centre-back with suggestions that he could be on his way for £35m dismissed out of hand.