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Leicester City reject £50m bid from Tottenham for Barnes and Maddison

Tottenham Hotspur recently submitted a £50 million bid to Leicester City for Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, according to the Daily Mail.

The Foxes have unsurprisingly rejected the offer and will demand over £50m for Maddison alone. They are targeting around the same for Barnes.

Leicester dropped into the Championship after a disappointing campaign in the Premier League.

They look set to lose some of their star players, but they will not let them go for cheap.

Several Premier League clubs want to sign Barnes including West Ham United, Aston Villa and Spurs.

He scored 13 goals and created five big chances in 34 Premier League appearances last term.

Tottenham and Newcastle are battling it out for Maddison’s signature, but the former club’s lowball offer has not helped their chances.

Leicester value Maddison at around £60m, and the playmaker prefers a move to the Magpies.


Maddison has only a year left on his deal with Leicester, but the club will not consider cheap offers.

They want a mammoth fee for the 26-year-old who scored ten goals and created 12 big chances in the league last season.

Leicester City will hold on and brace themselves for more bids over the coming weeks.

They are looking for a new manager and could appoint Enzo Maresca soon. The Italian is an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The Foxes have not had a permanent manager since dismissing Brendan Rodgers a few months ago.

They hired Dean Smith to help them escape relegation, but he failed.

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