Manchester United have agreed a fee of £85million with Leicester City to make Harry Maguire the world’s most expensive defender.
The figure, which includes add-ons, was finally reached following weeks of negotiations between the two clubs.
Sportsmail understands that United will pay £80m up front and a further £5m in add-ons.
The deal eclipses the £75m that Liverpool paid Southampton to sign Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018. Maguire is expected to undergo his medical on Saturday while United play AC Milan in Cardiff.