Manchester United in pole position to beat Arsenal to transfer of £60m attacker

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Manchester United have reportedly moved into pole position to seal the transfer of Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison this summer.

The 22-year-old had a superb debut season in the Premier League last year after being snapped up from Norwich City by the Foxes.

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According to the Independent, Maddison’s fine form has now made him a top priority target for Man Utd in a deal expected to cost around £60million.

With the Independent claiming Maddison cost Leicester £20m just a year ago, that means his value has trebled in a relatively short space of time, showing just how much promise he’s shown with his displays at the King Power Stadium.

United could undoubtedly do with a creative talent like that in their side, with Juan Mata nearing the end of his contract and looking past his best anyway.

James Maddison would be a fine signing for Manchester United

This could be a blow for Arsenal, with the Mail recently claiming they were interested in Maddison as well, though they looked unlikely to be able to afford his £60m asking price.

The Independent suggest other top clubs are yet to make a move for the England Under-21 international despite the likes of Liverpool tracking him for a long time.

So it seems MUFC are in a strong position here to complete what could be one of the signings of the summer.

Arsenal fans will no doubt be disappointed as they could do with a talent like this to replace the under-performing Mesut Ozil, even if this development is far from surprising.

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