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Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur keen on James Maddison

Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in landing James Maddison in the upcoming transfer window, according to CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs.

Racking up ten goals and nine assists in 30 league matches last time out, Maddison was a rare positive in an otherwise disastrous campaign for Leicester where they finished 18th in the Premier League table.

Having suffered demotion to the second tier of English football, Leicester are set to lose several stars this summer.

Caglar Soyuncu and Youri Tielemans are already on their way out as free agents, while last season’s leading goalscorer Harvey Barnes is closing in on a move to West Ham United.

Maddison is also set to secure a move away from the King Power Stadium, and he is not short of potential destinations.

Newcastle are long-term admirers of Maddison, having previously submitted an offer in the region of £45 million which was rejected last summer.

The Magpies are expected to table another bid, but their valuation remains the same as they hope Leicester’s relegation will force them into lowering their demands for Maddison.

However, Leicester are reportedly holding firm on their asking price of over £50m for the 26-year-old.

Joining Newcastle in the race for Maddison is Tottenham who are plotting a rebuild under Ange Postecoglou.

Maddison is believed to be a target for former Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici, and his dismissal has not diminished Tottenham’s interest in the attacking midfielder.

While his future remains a major talking point, Maddison is currently focused on international duty after he was called up by Gareth Southgate for England’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.

The Three Lions will face off against Malta on June 16 before welcoming North Macedonia to Old Trafford three days later.

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