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“I want to stay” Man United and Tottenham target tells Leicester bosses he is happy to stay at the King Power

According to reports in the Mail, Manchester United and Tottenham target James Maddison has informed bosses at his current club Leicester City that he is happy to stay at the King Power this summer.

Manchester United have been linked with a £60m bid for the 22-year-old whilst Spurs have also been linked with the playmaker.

The youngster enjoyed a fruitful first spell in the Premier League at Leicester and received vast praise for his roll in the centre of the park at the Foxes. His performances earnt him a call up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad back in October for Nations League games against Croatia and Spain yet this summer he will be crucial for Aidy Boothroyd and his Young Lions as they begin their 2019 Euro campaign in Italy and San Marino.

After his move to the East Midlands from Norwich last summer for a fee of around £20m; Maddison picked up seven goals and seven assists in his first Premier League spell. He also started to forge a blossoming partnership with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans, who is also subject to a move to Manchester United and Tottenham despite Leicester keen on securing his services once more from Monaco.

After Manchester United all but completing the signature of youngster Daniel James from Swansea, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is keen to add more young talent to his squad with Maddison one of their targets. Yet the creative midfielder is understood to not be fussed about speculation linking him to the top-six and is believed to be impressed by Leicester’s new manager Brendan Rodgers.

As for Tottenham, the possibility of Christian Eriksen leaving the club has forced them to begin searching for alternatives with Maddison fitting the bill of the North London club. The England u21 star created the most chances for his teammates in the Premier League last campaign which explains his high attraction yet a move to Tottenham looks unlikely for the emerging talent.

The Sun suggests that Maddison could be tempted to extend his current deal which still has four years remaining which would fend off interest from the top-six clubs and make Maddison one of the highest paid players at the King Power.

Eamon Kitching

21. Loughborough University Student developing my writing skills with 90MAAT. Leicester City fan still holding onto our 15/16 Premier League success.

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