By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline
Published: 20:00 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 20:17 BST, 1 August 2019
Harry Maguire has moved a step closer to leaving Leicester City for Manchester United even though the two clubs remain £15million apart in negotiations over a transfer fee.
The offer on the table from United is close to £80m including add-ons - a world record fee for a defender - but Leicester are holding out for £85m plus £10m in bonuses.
Maguire, who missed training on Monday after calling in sick, has been left out of Leicester's squad for Friday's final pre-season friendly against Atalanta following talks with manager Brendan Rodgers because he is not in the right frame of mind.
Manchester United target Harry Maguire has been left out of Leicester's friendly on Friday
Leicester want a deal worth £95m for Maguire, who is keen to make the move to Old Trafford
Games played: 31
Passes per 90 mins: 60.5
Passing accuracy: 85.6 per cent
Aerial duels won: 118
Errors leading to goals: 1
*Premier League statistics only
It will also give Rodgers the opportunity to try a different defensive