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Manchester United are set to make a huge offer to sign both James Maddison and Ben Chilwell from Leicester City as they look to turn their fortunes around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils currently sit just two points above the relegation zone after eight games this season after a torrid run of form, and are looking to splash the cash again in the summer transfer window.

The Sun have claimed that United scouts have complied a scouting report on both of the England internationals ahead of the proposed bid, and that they reach all the criteria.

“We have already compiled a scouting report of both of them,” a United source said.

“We have been watching them for a few years now.

“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.”

Maddison, 22, who was forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s England squad on Thursday through illness, has had a positive start to the season under Brendan Rodgers, the highlight being scoring the winning goal against Tottenham earlier this month.

Chilwell, also 22, remains in Southgate’s plans after his solid performances at club level in the past three seasons, having come through the youth system at Leicester.

Despite the interest from United, Maddison was urged last month to reject any interest from Old Trafford in favour of staying at the King Power.

“Leicester have shown in terms of wages and ambition that they’re as good as anyone,” Micky Adams told the Daily Star.

“Maddison would have to go to Manchester City or a Liverpool to improve on what he’s got at Leicester.

“As a young man he’s just got to keep developing his game and working hard.

“He must not listen to the hype or get ahead of himself.

“That’s the time it bites you on the backside as a footballer.”

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