Manchester United are planning to offer Leicester £45million plus Jesse Lingard to sign midfielder James Maddison, MySportDab reports.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to strengthen his team with the Red Devils hoping for Champions League qualification.
The United boss does not mind offering Jesse Lingard if it means signing Maddison who he sees as a top and important player in the next stage of rebuilding the team at Old Trafford.
27-year-old Lingard has struggled so far this season and is yet to register a single goal or assist in the English Premier League.
That means that Lingard is unlikely to be part of England boss Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020.
Now, According to The Mirror, Maddison is one of Solksjaer’s top targets this month as he believes more creativity is needed in his United Squad.
23-year-old Maddison has scored nine goal and provided three assists so far, helping Leicester City second in the Premier League.
United are ready to offer him a huge £150,000-a-week, which is almost triple what he is currently paid at Leicester.
Leicester’s two top earners are currently Jamie Vardy on £140,000-a-week and Kaspar Schmeichel on a huge pay of £130,000-a-week.
Maddison might not want to join United due to the fact he is keen to play Champions League football at any preferrable club next season
The Red Devils are now fifth on the table and are fighting to finish in the top four while Leicester are now second, 14 points ahead of Solskjaer’s team.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers knows the club will struggle to keep Maddison in the long-term perspective.
Manchester United also have previous worked with the Foxes, securing the transfer of defender Harry Maguire last summer.
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