Manchester United are determined to sign £130 million Leicester pair Ben Chilwell and James Maddison as they continue to rebuild the roster.
It’s been an awful start to the campaign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling Red Devils, who sit just two points above the relegation places after eight Premier League matches played, and the everyone at the Red Devils believes there is a need for new recruits.
United’s board hope to stick with the policy of targeting young English stars and Leicester duo Maddison and Chilwell fit the bill.
Solskjaer is set to be handed a hefty transfer kitty in January, and while United accept it’d be tough to sign both players, they are prepared to push hard for at least one of them with a view to signing the second further down the line.
Both have impressed the club scouts and reports have been compiled on the duo, who they believe fit all the requirements to be a success at Old Trafford.
United will face stiff competition for Chilwell, who has been heavily connected with Chelsea and Manchester United, but their priority in the January transfer market remains a striker.
Lyon’s Moussa Dembele is thought to be a target, with Solskjaer interested in adding to his options of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial down the middle.
Meantime, Manchester United have sealed to a verbal agreement with Serie A side Juventus for the transfer of striker Croatia international Mario Mandzukic, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.