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Man United ‘eyeing double swoop for Maddison, Tielemans’

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Manchester United are keen to sign Leicester City duo James Maddison and Youri Tielemans this summer, according to a report.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City duo James Maddison and Youri Tielemans this summer.

Maddison’s contract at the King Power Stadium is due to expire in June 2024, and there has been speculation surrounding his future in recent months, with Newcastle United said to be monitoring the situation closely.

Tielemans, meanwhile, only has a deal with the Foxes until the end of this season, and he is widely expected to depart the club on a free transfer in search of pastures new.

Man United and Arsenal were both heavily linked with the Belgium international last summer, but he ultimately stayed at Leicester and will finish the campaign with Brendan Rodgers‘s side.

According to Football Transfers, the 20-time English champions are interested in signing Tielemans on a free transfer, with the club’s head coach Erik ten Hag looking to boost his midfield for next season.

Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring their third goal with James Maddison on February 11, 2023© Reuters

Meanwhile, the report also claims that Maddison is a target, with the 26-year-old again enjoying a productive campaign for Leicester despite the team’s inconsistency.

The England international has scored nine goals and registered five assists in 17 Premier League appearances during the 2022-23 campaign.

Meanwhile, since arriving at the Foxes from Norwich City in July 2018, the playmaker has contributed 54 goals and 37 assists in 190 appearances in all competitions.

Leicester are believed to be wary of allowing Maddison to enter the final year of his contract, which could lead to a big-money sale during this summer’s transfer window.

Man United are said to be attracted to the Englishman due to his versatility, with the attacker capable of operating in a number of different positions in the final third of the field.

Leicester City's Youri Tielemans pictured on October 3, 2022© Reuters

Tielemans has been a key player for Leicester since his arrival from Monaco in 2019, initially joining on loan before completing a permanent move in July 2019.

The 25-year-old has featured on 28 occasions for Rodgers’s side during the 2022-23 campaign, contributing four goals and one assist in the process.

Christian Eriksen and Casemiro both arrived at Old Trafford last summer to boost the midfield, but Scott McTominay could be on his way out of the club this summer, while Donny van de Beek‘s future is also expected to be called into question once he has returned from a serious knee injury.

Marcel Sabitzer arrived on loan from Bayern Munich in the final stages of the January transfer window, and the Red Devils are thought to be considering signing the Austrian on a permanent basis.

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