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Leicester reject second Newcastle bid for James Maddison

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Leicester Metropolis have rejected a second bid from Newcastle United for midfielder James Maddison, 90min understands.

Newcastle sources have confirmed that having bid £40m over the weekend, they’ve upped their provide to £45m with add-ons.

Nonetheless, Leicester are standing agency of their insistence that they don’t need to promote – though it’s believed £60m is the determine at which they’d think about a deal for the England worldwide.

Newcastle need to proceed talks and are getting some encouragement from intermediaries related to Maddison, however it’s unlikely at this stage they’ll get close to Leicester’s valuation.

Leicester need to maintain contract talks with Maddison along with his contract as a result of expire in 2024, however as but nothing has progressed on that entrance.

Brendan Rodgers was fast to dismiss Newcastle’s unique provide of £40m earlier this week.

“You see how blissful he’s and he’s not a participant we need to promote,” mentioned Rodgers.

“It’s not for me to place valuations on the gamers, it’s not my facet, however which may simply cowl three-quarters of his left leg, that worth. He’s a high participant.”

90min understands that Tottenham retain an curiosity within the England midfielder and are protecting tabs on the state of affairs of the previous Norwich Metropolis man.

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