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Football rumours from the media
James Maddison, Christian Eriksen and Lionel Messi were among the players making headlines on Friday.
What the papers say
Manchester United are monitoring James Maddison over a potential move for the Leicester midfielder next summer, according to the Manchester Evening News. The 22-year-old only joined the Foxes from Norwich in 2018 and has a contract until 2023, but the paper reports that United are weighing up making a move for him in the summer.
United are also prepared to double the wages of defender Victor Lindelof and offer him a contract worth £150,000 a week, according to The Sun.
Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, the Daily Mail reports.
The Mirror, meanwhile reports that United have scouted Reading’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke.
And 15-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder Jadan Raymond is a shock target for Valencia and Benfica after impressing for England Under-17s, according to The Mail.
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Players to watch
Liam Donnelly: Motherwell have offered the midfielder a new contract, according to the Daily Mail.
Christian Eriksen: Atletico Madrid could sign the Spurs midfielder for free, The Sun reports.
Graham Dorrans: The former Rangers midfielder is wanted by Dundee, according to The Daily Record.