FOXES FEAR REDS RAID

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sports - EX­CLU­SIVE BY JOHN RICHARD­SON BY NEIL MOXLEY

LE­ICES­TER are brac­ing them­selves for another Manchester United raid — this time for mid­field star James Mad­di­son.

The 22-year-old (above), who is ex­pected to be named this week in

Gareth South­gate’s Eng­land squad, is wanted by Old Traf­ford boss Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer as he looks to con­tinue the re­build of his squad.

Mad­di­son fits the iden­tikit of the Norwegian’s future plans, young and burst­ing with en­ergy, as Sol­sk­jaer looks to bring down the av­er­age age of his side.

But United know it will take another huge bid, sim­i­lar to the £80mil­lion which se­cured cen­tral de­fender Harry Maguire’s switch from the King Power Sta­dium, to re­peat the feat with Mad­di­son.

Le­ices­ter, who have lofty am­bi­tions of their own, will not want to part with the man they bought from Nor­wich for £20m. BIRGER MELING will be Kieran Tier­ney’s re­place­ment at Celtic.

Rosen­berg are play­ing down re­ports that their left-back will be on his way to Celtic Park next month.

The Nor­we­gians have hopes of qual­i­fy­ing for the Cham­pi­ons League, but the 24-year-old is primed to join Neil Len­non’s side.

There has been plenty of chat that the de­fender, who has a con­tract with his club that lasts un­til 2020, is ‘on a list’ of pos­si­ble Celtic tar­gets.

But Mir­ror­sport un­der­stands the in­ter­est is far more con­crete and a deal is al­ready well down the line to get­ting done.

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