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Leicester City restart contract talks with James Maddison amid Newcastle interest

Leicester City have recently restarted negotiations over a long-term extension for James Maddison, reports the Telegraph.

The midfielder is out of contract in 2024 and is on the radar of the Foxes’ Premier League rivals.

Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Maddison. The Magpies attempted to sign the 26-year-old last summer and saw a bid worth up to £40 million rejected.

Tottenham were also linked with the England international last month and will continue to keep tabs on him.

Leicester are uninterested in selling the former Norwich City star and will attempt to keep him at the club.

Maddison has been a key player for Leicester since he joined them from the Canaries in 2018.

He has scored the most league goals (nine) and made the most assists (five) for the Foxes this term.

Maddison bagged 33 league goals and claimed 23 assists in his first four seasons at the King Power Stadium.

He is one of Leicester’s best players but could be tempted to move on.

Newcastle are pushing for Europe and could play in the Champions League next term. They are currently fourth in the Premier League after 22 games.

Maddison would love to play regularly in Europe’s elite competition, and Leicester cannot offer that.

They must get him to sign a new deal between now and the next transfer window.

He will have just 12 months left on his contract in the summer, and they cannot afford to lose him for free.

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