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Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal set for battle to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire

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Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is set to be the subject of a transfer battle between Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal this summer. 

Maguire, 26, has been impressive again for the Foxes this season, building on his breakthrough international tournament last summer at the World Cup.

There was plenty of interest in signing him last summer, with Manchester United particularly keen, but no deal was made – largely as Leicester played hard-ball and refused to sell.

However, there is likely to be interest from top clubs again this summer. Manchester United are – still – looking for a central defender and Maguire would fit the bill.

Arsenal are another club that are seeking to plug a leaky defence, and Tottenham are also looking for reinforcements, especially if Toby Alderweireld leaves, as is expected.

Chelsea are also thought to be interested, but given their transfer ban was upheld this week, they are out of the running.

But it is likely to take a British record fee for a defender to secure Maguire’s services. A fee of £60 million has been reported and seems realistic and could get Leicester to sell.

All the factz on Manchester City v Leicester City, including which TV channel its on

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The final match in this round of Premier League fixtures sees Manchester City take on Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium. 

City are desperate to take three points and, with it, regain the lead in the title race. This isn’t a meaningless fixture for Leicester either, as they could still finish in 7th place, which could yet yield a Europa League spot.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Leicester beat Manchester City 2-1 in the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium. City also needed penalties to beat them in the Carabao Cup.
* However, City are on a 12-match winning streak in the Premier League. They’ve conceded just 3 goals in this run.
* They have also won 17 out of 18 PL matches at the Etihad Stadium this season.
* However, Leicester are also in great form having won 6 of their last 7 PL matches, drawing the other.
* Sergio Aguero has scored 15 league goals at the Etihad this season.

All the factz on the March 30 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are five matches that kick off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with the focus very much on the relegation battle. 

At this point in the season, teams are getting increasingly desperate to get to a points total that will keep them in the division for another year, so expect some frantic football.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton 

* In the reverse fixture, Brighton came from 2 goals down to snatch a draw at St Mary’s.
* Brighton’s form has recovered recently – two wins out of two following a run of one win in 12.
* Saints are stuttering and have yet to win away from home under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Goals have been Brighton’s problem recently – they’ve only scored more than once in a game in their last 12 home matches.

* James Ward-Prowse is Saints’ main man at the moment – he has scored in 3 successive matches and has 6 goals in all in 2019.

Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

* Wolves won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Molineux.

* Burnley have lost their last 4 matches, dragging them back into relegation trouble.
* Wolves are in good form; 4 wins in their last 8 matches and just one defeat.
* The Clarets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 8 matches.

* Raul Jimenez is Wolves’ main man – he’s had a hand in 18 of their 38 league goals this season (12 goals).

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

* Huddersfield could be relegated today – and would equal the Premier League record if they do.
* Palace are at risk of being dragged back into the relegation fight – they have lost 3 of their last 4 PL matches.
* However, Huddersfield have lost 16 of their last 18 PL matches, winning just one.
* Selhurst Park is far from a fortress for Palace this season – they’ve won just 13 points there. Only Huddersfield have a worst record.

* Huddersfield have scored just 18 goals this season – 9 fewer than anyone else.

Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth

* Bournemouth thumped Leicester 4-2 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season.
* Leicester have won 3 of their 4 matches under Brendan Rodgers.
* Bournemouth are out of form, with 1 win in their last 7 matches, with 4 defeats in that run.
* Leicester haven’t kept a clean sheet in their past 10 matches.

* The Cherries aren’t great on the road – they’ve already lost 11 PL matches away from the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United v Watford

* United love playing Watford – they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings in all competitions.
* The Red Devils haven’t lost at home in the PL since August – a run of 12 matches.
* Watford have won 12 matches this season – they haven’t won 13 in a top flight season since 1986/7.
* Gerard Deulofeu is Watford’s form man with 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 appearances.
* However, United have kept just two clean sheets at home all season – only Fulham have a worse record.

All the factz on today’s Premier League matches

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There are just three matches in the Premier League today, thanks to the FA Cup.

Today, the focus is on the bottom of the table with several clubs in relegation trouble playing. Now is the time to be getting wins, and victory today could go a long way to securing Premier League survival.

All matches kick off at 3pm. Here are the factz you need to know:

AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United 

* A Salomon Rondon double was enough for Newcastle to take all three points in a 2-1 when the sides met earlier in the season at St James’s Park.
* Bournemouth are strong at home, having won 25 points at the Vitality Stadium this season – the best return outside of the top 6.
* Newcastle are in good form at home, but haven’t won in 6 away from St James’s Park.
* The Cherries’ Ryan Fraser is the man to stop – he has 10 assists this season.

* Meanwhile Salomon Rondon is Newcastle’s main man with 8 goals and 5 assists.

Burnley v Leicester City 

* After a run of 8 matches unbeaten, Burnley have lost their last 3 matches on the spin.
* Leicester are in improving form, winning 2 of their last 3 PL matches, having won 1 and lost 6 of their previous 8.
* Defence is Burnley’s main problem: 57 goals conceded so far, the second worst record in the league.
* The Foxes haven’t had a clean sheet since New Years Day – a run of 9 matches.

* Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored 5 goals in his last 5 games.

West Ham United v Huddersfield Town 

* Huddersfield haven’t beaten West Ham in a league match since 1971.
* West Ham are unbeaten at the London Stadium this year, having won 4 and drawn 2 there in 2019.
* The Terriers have lost 8 of their last 10 league matches, winning just once in that run.
* They have also scored just 8 goals away from home all season – the joint lowest in the league.
* The Hammers are set-piece specialists with 6 of their last 7 goals coming from dead-ball situations.

New Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers plans £40 million raid for Bournemouth star Callum Wilson

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AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has emerged as an early summer transfer target for new Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, according to reports. 

Rodgers, who took over at the King Power Stadium earlier this week, is said to already be planning to revamp the Foxes squad during the summer and England striker Wilson is at the top of his wish list, The Sun has reported.

Wilson has scored 10 goals in 21 Premier League appearances this season for the Cherries and has also made his England debut.

There was interest in the striker from Chelsea and West Ham United during last month’s transfer window, but no deal was done. Wilson is currently on the sidelines following a knee operation.

However, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will not want to lose one of his key players, and the club do not have to sell. But a bid of £40 million could be enough to tempt them into cashing in.