Newcastle United told James Maddison price tag after Brendan Rodgers sacking

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The Magpies are known admirers of the England midfielder.

Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been told what they must do to land Leicester City star James Maddison during the summer transfer window.

The England midfielder was a confirmed target for the Magpies last summer and there was intense speculation suggesting they were unsuccessful in three separate attempts to persuade their Premier League rivals to agree to a deal for their prize asset.

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Newcastle United have been linked with a move for James Maddison this summer. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Newcastle United have been linked with a move for James Maddison this summer. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for James Maddison this summer. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Maddison has been one of the few positives from an overwhelmingly negative season for the Foxes, with his nine goals and six assists giving them some hope of mounting a successful battle against relegation from the Premier League. There has been further speculation over Maddison’s future in recent days after Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers parted company with the Foxes in the aftermath of Saturday’s home defeat against a resurgent Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old is believed to be keen on a move to help him challenge for major honours and compete in the Champions League over the coming years and he will also enter into the final 12 months of his current deal this summer.

The Telegraph have now reported there is ‘an acceptance’ Maddison will depart the club this summer and end his five-year stay at the King Power Stadium. Talks over extending his deal are yet to approach a successful conclusion and the Foxes find themselves in a similar situation to the one that could see Youri Tielemans leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The report states twice-capped England star Maddison will be allowed to talk to other clubs and pursue a move elsewhere if Leicester receive an offer of around £50m - although there is no indication how that fee will be impacted if the Foxes are unsuccessful in their bid to preserve their Premier League status between now and the end of the season.

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