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Leicester ‘considering’ sale of former Arsenal target to raise funds

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Leicester City are reportedly considering selling midfielder James Maddison in the summer in order to raise funds to strengthen their squad.

The Foxes have suffered a disappointing season this year, failing to build on back-to-back fifth place finishes in the Premier League.

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They currently sit ninth, but are 12 points off Wolves in eight and any hopes of securing European football next season have faded.

They were also dumped out of the Europa League at the group stage, falling into the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Should they win that competition, that would guarantee continental football next season which could be important as they look to continue their progression.

Brendan Rodgers squad has been tested this season, with a number of injuries to key players thwarting any sort of form.

Therefore, they are likely to need to bring in reinforcements in the summer and the Daily Mail are now reporting that attacking midfielder James Maddison could be sold to raise funds.

Maddison was heavily linked with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal last summer with it seemingly being a choice between him and Martin Odegaard.

The Gunners chose to go for the Norwegian, who had spent the second-half of last season on loan at the Emirates, and it looks to have been a deal that was the right one so far.

The Mail report that Maddison could be sold for around £50million as Rodgers targets a central defender, midfielder and forward to improve his starting line-up.

Elsewhere, Gary Neville believes Manchester United could announce their next manager sooner rather than later.

“Look, because the interview process started, publicly, sort of seven to 10 days ago, I said you’ve got to conclude it quite quickly or else it becomes a bit of a mess,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“There were reports earlier in the week that Ten Hag was awaiting details as to whether he was going to be offered a contract or not.

“I suspect after that performance today what we’ll see a PR spike whereby the manager might be named. I don’t know but, for me, it wouldn’t surprise me.

“You know, I’ve spoken in the last couple of weeks about a new manager coming in and everything thinking, ‘It’s all okay, we’ll go again.’

“But we’ve been here for 10 years and it’s tough. That was a really tough watch, that today. I’m not angry, I don’t think any Manchester United fans left this ground angry tonight because we’ve gone probably past anger, we’re just flat. We’re bored and there was nothing there today.”

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