Manchester United ‘planning £160m swoop for Jack Grealish AND James Maddison’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster attacking options at Old Trafford
- Jack Grealish and James Maddison are both being linked with moves away
- Manchester United are reportedly keen to secure a £160million deal for the pair
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have funds from the sale of Paul Pogba this summer
- Manchester United brought in midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January for £68m
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly looking to sign Jack Grealish and James Maddison this summer for a combined £160m.
The Manchester United manager is looking for fresh attacking options following a tricky season which currently sees the Red Devils six points off the top-four in the Premier League.
As a result, The Sun is reporting that Solskjaer will target Aston Villa captain Grealish and Leicester City midfielder Maddison and is hopeful the pair’s close relationship will work in his favour.
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has impressed so far this season in the Premier League
James Maddison has also caught the eye at Leicester and both are wanted by Man United
GREALISH AND MADDISON THIS SEASON
- Appearances: 27
- Goals: 9
- Assists: 7
- Appearances: 30
- Goals: 9
- Assists: 3
Statistics in all competitions according to Transfermarkt
The report details that the Red Devils could splash the cash on the pair if they offload Paul Pogba, who has not played since December due to injury.
Should the French World Cup winner be sold, Solskjaer would be given the go-ahead to pursue Grealish and Maddison.
The pair were in Dubai recently, pictured alongside Leicester left back Ben Chilwell, as they enjoyed downtime during the winter break.
24-year-old Grealish has been a linchpin for Villa this season, as they battle to avoid the drop.
He has been at the club he supports since the age of six, but may need to move on in order to guarantee himself Premier League football and in order to feature regularly for the England national team.
Maddison (centre) and Grealish (R) with Ben Chillwell in Dubai during the winter break
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add reinforcements to his attack
Maddison, meanwhile, has flourished for Leicester in the top-flight since his move from Norwich in the summer of 2018.
The 23-year-old has played an integral part in the Foxes’ stellar season, scoring six Premier League goals and working in tandem with Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy.
Solskjaer added to his midfield in January, completing the long-awaited signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon for £68m.