While Maguire is thought to prefer a move to the Etihad to link up with Pep Guardiolas title-winning outfit, City only value the England international at around £50million.
Leicester, however, are unwilling to sell Maguire on the cheap and want in excess of £80m.
Citys reluctance to cough up the cash has left the door open to Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side, with United chiefs willing to lodge a bid far closer to Leicesters asking price.
Once their bid is accepted, Uniteds negotiators are then confident they can lure the 26-year-old to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail.
Both Manchester clubs are in the market for centre-backs this summer.
City have lost long-time club captain Vincent Kompany, who has returned to his native Belgium, while Nicolas Otamendi isRead More – Source