Newcastle have “retained a strong interest” in Leicester attacking midfielder James Maddison, according to 90min.com.
The Magpies had two offers for the 26-year-old knocked back last summer, and he now has less than eighteen months left on his contract at the King Power Stadium.
However, Leicester remain determined to keep Maddison and they have made the player’s agent aware that they are willing to give him a substantial wage rise.
It remains to be seen, though, whether the England international can be convinced to put pen to paper on a new deal. If he doesn’t, Newcastle are waiting in the wings to make a fresh approach at the end of the season.
Last year, the Foxes demanded around £60m for Maddison but they would have to reduce their asking price significantly this summer if the playmaker fails to sign an extension. 90min claim that Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the player’s situation so Eddie Howe’s side may have to move fast to get their man if he becomes available.