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Liverpool and Spurs to battle Man United for £60 million rated Maddison

Liverpool and Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the race to sign £60m-rated Leicester star James Maddison.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a superb first season at the Foxes, creating more chances than any other player in the Premier League.

The midfielder’s form has now attracted the interest of some of the division’s leading sides, with Champions League winners Liverpool and runners-up Tottenham believed to have made enquiries into his availability.

According to the Daily Star, the duo have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in expressing an interest in Maddison, who joined Leicester in a £20m deal from Norwich last summer.

His form prompted Gareth Southgate to hand him his first senior England call-up in October, whilst he will represent the U21 side in this summer’s European Championships.

Leicester are under no pressure to sell their prized asset, though could be tempted if they receive a significant fee in the region of £60m for the player.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to have been tracking Maddison in recent months as he bids to add youth to his side, however, the Norwegian is now facing serious competition from a trio of their top-six rivals.