Manchester United set to step up pursuit of James Maddison and Ben Chilwell

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As we enter the international break, Manchester United sit just two points above the relegation zone.

They’ve scored seven goals in their previous 10 matches, haven’t won an away game since March and, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was permanently appointed, have won only five times in 23.

Despite spending almost £150m in the summer, the club need to spend a lot more if they’re to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool in the years to come.

United’s scouts are working hard to identify the players to transform United’s fortunes.

And according to The Sun, they’ve identified two perfect candidates - Leicester City duo James Maddison and Ben Chilwell and are looking to raid the Foxes in a £130m double-swoop.

Scouts watched the pair during their recent matches against Tottenham and Liverpool, while they impressed during Leicester’s 1-0 loss to United at Old Trafford earlier this season.

A United source said: “We have already compiled a scouting report of both of them. We have been watching them for a few years now.

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“They fit all the right requirements and criteria in terms of quality and keeping an English core which is important.

Ole likes them but it would be difficult to get them both at the same time. We will have to wait and see what happens.

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With Luke Shaw struggling for fitness this season and the club lacking creativity from midfield, Chilwell and Maddison would be vital additions. to the squad

The question is, with Leicester flying high this season and with a genuine opportunity to finish in the top-four, would Maddison and Chilwell even consider a move to United right now?

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