Man United set to make approach for Premier League No.10 playmaker

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Danny Murphy thinks Leicester City will be unable to prevent James Maddison from departing if Manchester United make an offer for the attacking midfielder.

James Maddison, who grew up a Manchester United supporter, has quickly proved himself as one of the finest No.10s in the Premier League and the 23-year-old’s meteoric rise has seen him massively linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised signing an attacking midfielder, and the Red Devils are sure of landing James Maddison next summer, notwithstanding the England international reportedly pondering over a new agreement at the King Power Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers has consistently emphasised his wish to keep hold of James Maddison as he looks to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football for the Foxes.

But while Leicester City are three places and 14 points above Manchester United in the league table, Danny Murphy says James Maddison is ‘gone’ if the latter make a significant suggestion.

‘You cannot tell me there’s a young English footballer at Leicester, no matter how well they are doing, who would turn down Manchester United. It’s not going to happen,’ the former Liverpool and England midfielder told The Mirror.

‘If they come in for James Maddison and pay enough, he is gone.

‘I am not a United fan but they still have the draw.

‘To play at Old Trafford every week instead of Leicester, regardless of position, he is gone.’