Transfer Talk: United, Spurs and Toon set for Mad transfer battle
Leicester will cash in on James Maddison this summer regardless of how their Premier League survival battle pans out.
The Telegraph suggest the Foxes will accept bids north of £45million for their prized asset to help balance the club's books following a tough financial year.
England midfielder Maddison, 26, has just one year left to run on his current deal at the King Power Stadium and is wanted by a host of clubs including Manchester United, Tottenham and Newcastle.
Since joining Leicester in 2018, the Coventry native has established himself as one of the Premier League's leading creative forces — racking up an impressive 20 direct goal contributions last term.
And despite injury issues and his side's struggles for results, Maddison has still managed nine goals and seven assists in 25 top-flight outings this season.
With the player desperate to play Champions League football, Spurs could find themselves at a disadvantage in the race after yesterday's late 4-3 loss at Anfield dented their top-four hopes.
However, their owner Daniel Levy has previously been reported as a big admirer of Maddison and is expected to go all out to lure him to North London.
Before any exit is agreed, Maddison has five games to try and keep his current club in the top flight, starting with a crunch home encounter against lowly Everton this evening.
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