The Leicester City midfielder was very impressive in his first season playing in the Premier League and it appears United are keen to bring him to Old Trafford
Manchester United have reportedly moved ahead of the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City to sign James Maddison this summer.
The Leicester midfielder enjoyed a very productive first season in the Premier League, creating 100 chances for team-mates in 2018/19, more than any other player.
And it appears the 22-year-old’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed with United making the £60million-rated Maddison their top priority, according to the Daily Record.
No official bid has been made yet and it’s still in the early stages of enquiries and discussions about the transfer.
It remains to be seen whether City, Liverpool or Tottenham will launch a bid for him.
Maddison joined Leicester for £20million from Norwich City last summer.
He forced his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad during their Nations League group campaign and he will be a key player for their Under-21 side at the European Championships in Italy.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge rebuilding project at Old Trafford this summer following their inability to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Red Devils appear to be on the verge of signing Swansea starlet Daniel James but Solskjaer, along with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, may well be plotting a bid for Maddison too.