Leicester City will have to pay £30 million if they want to sign Lewis Dunk from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
The Foxes have been linked with a swoop to sign the Seagulls defender in recent times following his consistent displays for the club in their two Premier League seasons to date.
Speculation has surrounded Harry Maguire’s future at the King Power Stadium since last summer when he returned from the World Cup having stood out for England in their run to the semi-finals.
This year, prestigious Premier League clubs appear to be pursuing deals for the central defender, as he continues to emerge as one of Leicester’s most prized assets.
The Foxes want to keep hold of their key defender, but according to TEAMtalk, a replacement in Dunk has been lined up.
If Leicester are to lure the player away from the Amex Stadium, though, it seems a huge fee will need to be coughed up, as Brighton are unwilling to let their central defender leave on the cheap.
Why Leicester must keep Maguire
Maguire has improved with every game he has played at Leicester. This is reason enough to cling onto him this summer.
Maguire is among Leicester’s most consistent players. This level of strong performances throughout next season will be important.
Style of play
Maguire fits into the style of play that Brendan Rodgers favours. He is a good passer, carries the ball forward and reads the game well.
Leicester will be looking to push their way back into the top seven this season. They must keep their crucial players if they are to do so.