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Report: Manchester United move into ‘pole position’ to sign James Maddison

Manchester United are claimed to be in ‘pole position’ to sign James Maddison this summer, although any potential deal seems a long way away.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is readying himself for a massive summer overhaul of his Manchester United side following the massively disappointing end to the Premier League campaign.

A number of high profile names are expected to be allowed to leave the Old Trafford outfit this summer, with the Norwegian keen to restore United’s heritage of signing young British talent, with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Declan Rice all having been linked in recent weeks.

The latest name to be linked with a move to join Solskjaer’s overhaul is Leicester City playmaker, James Maddison, following his fine debut campaign in the Premier League.

Having only arrived at the King Power stadium in a £20 million move from Norwich last summer, the 22-year-old instantly adapted into life in the English top flight, and he created more chances than any other player in the division.

Now, according to the Independent, Manchester United have joined the list of clubs to have shown an interest in the playmaker, although they are yet to make a formal bid.

Maddison, who has previously admitted to have grown up as a Man Utd fan, has also drawn interest from Man City, Liverpool and Tottenham, although with four years remaining on his contract, is likely to cost in the region of £60 million.