Manchester United are reportedly stepping up their attempts to sign Leicester City pair James Maddison and Ben Chilwell.
That’s according to the Sun, who claim both have been scouted by United in their recent games against Liverpool and Tottenham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have endured an awful start to the season, in stark contrast with Leicester City who currently sit fourth under Brendan Rodgers.
United desperately need reinforcements in January to help save their season under Solskjaer, after their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years.
Maddison, 22, was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, and the report claims that United have retained an interest in the attacking midfielder.
Despite not yet making his senior England debut, Maddison is one of the best creative midfielders in the Premier League and operates in a role United are distinctly lacking in options.
Chilwell, meanwhile, has established himself as Gareth Southgate’s first-choice left-back in the England squad and is one of the most complete full-backs in the league.
The Leicester academy product has surpassed Luke Shaw as the superior player in the position, with Shaw consistently struggling with injuries which has affected his form.
The report claims United could try and sign the English pair this January, although that seems unlikely given Leicester have no need to sell two of their prized assets and look on course for a higher league position than Solskjaer’s side this season.
United may have a better chance of acquiring either Maddison or Chilwell in the summer transfer window, although a double swoop would cost a reported £130m.