Manchester United considering midfield sales ahead van de Beek arrival

United are reported to be on the verge of clinching a £40m deal for the Dutch international as part of exciting midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

However, if van de Beek does arrive at Old Trafford that will likely push both Lingard and Fred closer to the exit door.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put his faith in Fred last season, but if the club received an offer in excess of £30m for the former Shakhtar star, Solskjaer could be tempted to sell.

As for Lingard, he was anonymous for United last season, and with the former Academy star entering his final year at the club, with West Ham reportedly tracking the England international.

James Maddison pens new Leicester contract

The 23-year-old has been missing for the Foxes for the past few weeks as he continues to recover from minor hip surgery.

Regardless, Maddison has been rewarded with fresh terms at Leicester in a deal which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2024.

Tying a talented player like Maddison to a new contract will be a big boost for manager Brendan Rodgers, who may see some of his squad poached after their impressive campaign.

The Foxes narrowly missed out on a top 4 spot, finishing 5th – but will compete in the Europa League next season.

Along with Maddison, the likes of Ben Chilwell, Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi are all attracting interest.