Leicester City close to £17m deal Harry Maguire deal from Hull City

Leicester are close to completing the signing of Hull defender Harry Maguire for a fee of around £17m

Craig Shakespeare is close to completing his first transfer since signing a three-year contract as manager of Leicester, with a deal for Hull defender Harry Maguire close to completion, Sky sources understand.

It is understood negotiations between Leicester and Hull for the 24-year-old defender are at an advanced stage, in a deal which could be worth up to £17m.

As yet there is no confirmation from either club, but it's thought the deal could be completed by the weekend.

Craig Shakespeare before kick-off at the Etihad Stadium
Image: The transfer would be Craig Shakespeare's first since signing a new deal with the Foxes

Maguire made 26 appearances for the Tigers last season, scoring three times as the club ultimately succumbed to relegation.

The centre-back became one of the standout performers in Marco Silva's side, impressing with a string of mature displays which belied his lack of Premier League experience.

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Image: Maguire was one of Hull's most impressive players last season, even captaining the side on occasions

Maguire joined Hull in the summer of 2014 for just £2.5m from boyhood club Sheffield United, having made 166 appearances for the Blades.

He spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Wigan, before playing a major part in Hull's Championship promotion via the play-offs the season after.

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Maguire, who is an England U21 international, was named Sheffield United's player of the season for three consecutive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

He was also crowned Hull's players' player and fans' player of the season for 2016/17.

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