Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to lure Leicester and England midfielder Maddison to Old Trafford as United look to begin the next stage of their re-building project.
And he's prepared to sacrifice England star Lingard with the Norwegian boss believing Maddison possess the hunger and talent to make him a perfect fit for United's future.
Lingard, 27, has failed to kick on at United and his poor form has seen him dumped by England boss Gareth Southgate this season.
The midfielder - valued at £40 million by United - hasn't been involved in any of England's last six matches since playing in the penalty shoot-out win against Switzerland in the uefa Nations League Finals in Portugal last summer.
United are prepared to almost TRIPLE Maddison's current £55,000-a-week wage and put the former Coventry star on a whopping £150,000-a-week salary.