Harry Maguire has been left out of Leicester City’s squad to face Atalanta in a friendly, according to the Telegraph.

The Foxes take on the Serie A side on Friday, but Maguire will play no part in proceedings.

The centre-back continues to be strongly linked with a move to Manchester United before the end of the summer transfer window.

Maguire spoke to manager Brendan Rodgers on Thursday and the pair agreed that he would play no part in the friendly at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester are of the mindset that “leaving Maguire out of the squad is the best solution for both parties as he is not in the right frame of mind.”

The Foxes are holding out for £90 million for the 26-year-old – a figure that United have not yet matched.

They have bid £70 million so far, but that will not be enough to bring in the highly-rated England international.

The transfer window closes on August 8th, the day before Liverpool host Norwich City in the opening Premier League game of the season.


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