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Manchester United keen to sign Leicester midfielder James Maddison next summer

James Maddison

Manchester United will attempt to sign Leicester midfielder James Maddison next summer.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a fine start to the season, although he was unable to prevent the Foxes losing 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United (opens in new tab) paid £80m to acquire Harry Maguire from Leicester (opens in new tab) before the start of the campaign and considered making a move for Maddison too.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side ultimately decided against submitting a bid because they knew Leicester would be reluctant to lose two key players in the same transfer window.

However, The Times (opens in new tab) report that they remain interested in the former Norwich (opens in new tab) man and plan to test the Foxes' resolve at the end of the season.

Maddison is under contract at the King Power Stadium until 2023, and United would have to pay more than £60m to prise him away from the East Midlands outfit.

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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).