United To Offer Jesse Lingard Plus £45m To Sign James Maddison In January

Manchester United's Scott McTominay in action with Leicester City's James Maddison.

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Manchester United’s woes can often be attributed to a few key issues in specific regions.

While their incapability at scoring goals has stood out like a sore thumb for a while now, making a painful comeback in their recent fixtures, the lack of obvious creativity in their attacking ploys is more appalling.

There has been much hue and cry raised by the fans, urging Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to not field the likes of Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira in the crucial no.10 slot.

However, it is also evident that the Norwegian gaffer is not doing it out of wholehearted willingness and his decisions are largely handicapped due to not having adequate options to choose from.

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Paul Pogba’s extended absence doesn’t make matters in this regard any easier either. However, now the gaffer may have the solution to two problems wrapped up in one intriguing deal.

As per the Mirror, James Maddison is a key target for the Red Devils and they will push for him this winter.

In fact, they are allegedly contemplating selling Jesse Lingard as well as offering £45 million to Leicester City to ensure that Maddison comes in from the opposite direction.

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Of course, this would only work if Leicester truly desire Jesse Lingard at the King Power Stadium. In this regard, the report does highlight that the Foxes are unlikely to be willing to do business in January and the whole Maddison Saga could extend until they receive a mammoth sum instead.

If reports of Lingard being sold are indeed true, then Solskjaer must be really adamant at suring up the potency of their forward players.

Meanwhile, while United are willing to massive increase Maddison’s salary if he becomes a Red Devil, the same source adds that the player himself would prefer to function for a Champions League side.