Manchester United have moved ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Leicester City star James Maddison, according to the Independent.
Earlier this week, we relayed reports suggesting Leicester have slapped a £60 million price tag on Maddison in order to put Spurs off making a move this summer.
The 22-year-old impressed in his debut Premier League season, scoring seven goals and providing seven assists after arriving from Norwich City.
And now, the Independent claims Manchester United have entered pole position to sign Maddison, although an official bid is yet to be made.
The report also notes there is long-standing interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City, but it remains to be seen whether any of those clubs will make a move.
A fee of around £60 million has been mooted again, meaning Spurs would have to break their transfer record to sign Maddison.
The Londoners may be more willing to do that if they receive a lot of money for Christian Eriksen, who has been linked with Real Madrid.
If Eriksen stays, it’s surely unlikely Tottenham will go for Maddison.