Transfer news: Manchester United ‘continue to monitor James Maddison over summer move’

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James Maddison is being lined up for a summer switch to Old Trafford with Manchester United ‘still monitoring’ the Leicester player. 

Maddison, who was part of Gareth Southgate‘s England squad for the recent double-header against Bulgaria and Kosovo, was an attractive midfield option this summer, only for United to draw back on pushing for a deal. 

But the Manchester Evening News report that United remain interested in Maddison and will look to test the waters next year, having spent big to lure Harry Maguire away from the Foxes for £80million this summer.   

The 22-year-old is under contract with Leicester until 2023 and has so far showed no desire to angle for a move away from the King Power stadium. 

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desire to overhaul United’s squad with young, homegrown talents, Maddison clearly fits the brief in the club’s new-look transfer strategy. 

Moves for 21-year-old pair Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as well as greater roles for Scott McTominay and 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood shows the shift in focus to youth.  

Maddison will have a perfect opportunity to strengthen his case on Saturday when United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford. 

More to follow.   

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