Maguire plays in win at Cheltenham amid Man Utd and City interest

It was a case of 'keep calm and carry on' for Leicester
City and Harry Maguire, despite mounting uncertainty over the England defender's future.
Maguire made his second appearance of pre-season as Brendan Rodgers' men stepped up their preparations for the new campaign with a 2-1 win at Cheltenham Town.
Rodgers has confirmed bids from two clubs, understood to be Manchester United
and Manchester City
, for Maguire have been rejected as they have failed to reach City's valuation, which is believed to be well in excess of the £75million world-record fee for a defender Liverpool
paid for Virgil van Dijk.
Maguire has indicated to Leicester that should the valuation be met he would like to move to one of the Manchester clubs, but the 26-year-old has given no indication he is about to down tools in a bid to force through a move.
In fact, he volunteered to play in midweek at Scunthorpe United, despite just recovering from a sickness bug within the Leicester camp, and he played the first 45 minutes at Jonny Rocks Stadium.
Leicester are said to be relaxed about the situation, and it is unclear whether either club will try again or consider City's asking price too steep, and Rodgers has said there will even be a cut-off point before the transfer deadline on August 8 where City will not consider selling Maguire even if a huge fee is offered as it would leave them with little time to bring in a replacement.
The Robins led at half time thanks to a header from veteran striker Luke Varney, who was born in Leicester.
City were without new £30m signing Ayoze Perez, who had an ankle sprain, but they fielded a strong side in the second half that included record £40 million signing Youri Tielemans, who teed up Jamie Vardy for the equaliser midway through the half before Marc Albrighton grabbed the winner.
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