Manchester United eyeing James Maddison transfer with Leicester midfielder target for next summer


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By Billy Hawkins

13th September 2019,
11:30 am

Manchester United are keeping tabs on James Maddison as they consider a summer move for the Leicester midfielder – though they’ll face competition from Liverpool and Man City for his signature.

United were keen on Maddison, 22, earlier this year but failed to complete his signing, with the former Coventry and Norwich man understood to be happy at the King Power Stadium.

Maddison is widely regarded as one of the most promising players in the Premier League

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Maddison is widely regarded as one of the most promising players in the Premier League

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However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to bring an attacking midfielder to Old Trafford and Maddison is believed to be one of his key targets, the Manchester Evening News report.

Maddison has starred since making the step up to Premier League football, scoring seven goals last season and also creating a further seven. He has already recorded two assists in the league this term as Leicester have begun the season undefeated.

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The playmaker’s form has seen him called up to the England squad as well, though he failed to make his Three Lions debut during the recent international break.

According to the MEN, Manchester City and Liverpool are also keen on Maddison, and could rival United for his signature if the Red Devils formalise their interest next summer.

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Maddison is in line to make his fifth consecutive league start of the season for Leicester on Saturday as the Foxes visit Old Trafford to take on Man United.

A third win of the season for Brendan Rodgers’ side could move them level with Liverpool atop the Premier League table to further prove their credentials as potential top six finishers.

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