Major blow for Man Utd as £60m target tipped to sign new deal at Leicester

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is mulling over a new contract amid interest from Manchester United, according to reports.

Maddison has been one of the key players as Leicester have started the season in fine fashion, propelling them to second place in the Premier League table.

The England playmaker has attracted the interest of Man Utd, leading to rumours that he could make the same move that Harry Maguire did this summer – potentially for a similar price.

United believe that Maddison is at the perfect age to be brought to the club, fitting in with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s strategy of signing young, homegrown players eager to prove themselves.

However, the Manchester Evening News provide a fresh update by suggesting that Maddison could turn his back on a potential move by signing a new contract with the Foxes.

The report claims that Maddison will wait until the end of the season to decide his future, but there is a chance he could renew his current deal.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers recently urged the former Norwich City star to stay at the King Power Stadium.

 

“He’s a player that we very much want to keep here,” said the former Liverpool and Celtic manager. “He’s a very talented young player that has a lot of development to make over the coming years.

“He recognises this is a great place for him to be, and gives him that opportunity to flourish and develop.

“Anything contractual, that will be between James’ representatives and the club. For me, my job is to coach them and make them better.”

 

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