Manchester United are optimistically hoping that Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard can persuade James Maddison to push for a Manchester United move next summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Maddison was a target for United – with the MEN saying his profile put him ahead of Christian Eriksen on their wanted list – this summer, but Leicester were never likely to sell both him and Harry Maguire.
The attacking midfielder – who would surely cost close to the £80m that United paid for Maguire – has returned to his club from international duty with United players Rashford, Lingard and Maguire, who he will face on Saturday as the two sides clash.
According to the MEN:
‘Gareth Southgate named Maddison in his England squad for their European qualifying wins over Bulgaria and Kosovo this month and sources have told the MEN United believe Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard’s popularity holds sway with international teammates.’
Leicester City are currently three points and five places ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table.