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Manchester United chasing for Leicester City player

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United have stepped up their transfer chase to sign James Maddison but might wait until summer transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to boost his attacking line but is desperate to sign a striker after letting Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez go.

“When we let Alexis and Romelu go, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that it’s forwards that next time we’re going to recruit. We’re looking for some creativity and goals,” he said.

“But there’s no point getting players in that you’re not 100 per cent sure about because when you get players in, you need the right ones that are going to stay here for a longer period. That’s the long-term thinking that we have to show. I can’t think ‘I need a player because this is my reputation. No, it’s the club. There were strikers (available) but they weren’t the ones we wanted. We couldn’t get the one we wanted.”

The Evening Standard claimed that the Norwegian coach ordered United’s scouting department to keep an eye on Maddison.

The 22-year-old has already impressed during Premier League’s last term netting seven times and managing seven assists in 36 matches. However, Leicester City are unlikely to let Maddison go.

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