Manchester United target Maddison ‘considering’ signing new Leicester contract

Manchester United’s hopes of signing James Maddison may have taken a blow with the midfielder said to be ‘considering’ signing a new contract at Leicester.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a long-term admirer of the playmaker and has apparently earmarked Maddison as a potential signing, with the club looking to add creativity to their midfield options.

Maddison has starred during Leicester‘s impressive start to the new season, the 22-year-old having established himself as an influential figure in Brendan Rodgers’ side who currently sit second in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old’s performances have since been rewarded with international recognition, Maddison earning his first senior cap for England during the 7-0 thrashing of Montenegro at Wembley last week.

Manchester United were said to be optimistic over their chances of persuading Maddison to move to the club, the former Norwich star a boyhood fan of the club and maintaining a close relationship with Harry Maguire who made the move from the King Power Stadium last summer.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, the England international is strongly considering re-signing with Leicester despite already being contracted until 2023.

A deal is not believed to be close, but Leicester’s impressive form and emerging young talent could persuade Maddison to extend his stay in the East Midlands despite United’s interest.

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