Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on bolstering his midfield, having lost the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera in the last 12 months but failing to sign a single replacement. James Maddison is a boyhood United fan, believed to be keen on a move to Old Trafford. But problem is Leicester and Brendan Rodgers have their site set on finishing in top 4. – champions league spot and are keen on keeping the England international.
Brendan Rodgers is adamant that Maddison will not leave Leicester during the January transfer window. Brendan Rodgers said “Nobody will leave here that we don’t want to go. I think we’ve had a couple of enquiries in terms of loans and for some of our younger players. But the players that are always talked about and mentioned, there will be nobody going.”
Report is Manchester United are ready to offer Jesse Lingard plus £45 million to Leicester City for James Maddison. Solskjaer ‘desperate’ to sign Maddison and is willing to include Lingard as part of United’s deal with Leicester City. The report claims that Solskjaer is convinced that Maddison has the character to be a success at Old Trafford, while United are willing to offer the midfielder a contract worth £150,000 a week. Maddison has been a key member of Leicester City’s team since he joined from Norwich City in the summer of 2018 and the 23-year-old is enjoying an excellent season under Brendan Rodgers with six goals and three assists in 20 Premier League appearances.