Leicester midfielder James Maddison is considering signing a new contract with the
The 22-year-old has been one of the standout performers for Brendan Rodgers' side this season, helping fire Leicester to a surprise second in the Premier League table.
Maddison's sensational form saw him rewarded by England manager Gareth Southgate this past week, winning his maiden international
But it's speculation over his future that has started to dominate the headlines, ever since reports emerged in August suggesting Manchester United were interested in concluding a deal in the region of £80m.
Maddison only moved to King Power Stadium from Norwich last summer for a fee of £25m, and is contracted to the club until 2023. However, the club are keen to tie him down to fresh terms in order to fend off interest from potential suitors.
The Foxes are confident that Maddison will sign a new deal, despite losing Harry Maguire
The MEN have also reported that Maddison is contemplating signing a new contract, though any decision could be left until the end of the season. He is, however, known to be a close friend of Maguire's, and Old Trafford insiders believe that Maddison could be swayed into moving to Manchester, much like the former Sheffield United defender was.
The report adds that United plan on deciding their priority targets for the summer by January, with Maddison - who will then be 23 - viewed as the ideal profile of player that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to recruit.
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