Tottenham ‘set to submit opening offer for James Maddison’ as Leicester ‘demand up to £60million’

Tottenham ‘are set to submit £40m bid bid for James Maddison plus add-ons with Spurs ready to ‘reach a compromise’ for the Leicester playmaker’… but the Foxes ‘are holding out for £60m’

  • Ange Postecoglou’s side are ‘preparing an offer for Maddison this week’
  • It is believed that Leicester want £60million to let the midfielder leave 
  • Tottenham believe that they can reach a compromise over a deal for Maddison

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to submit a £40million bid for Leicester City star James Maddison this week, according to reports.

Ange Postecoglou has targetted the England international as one of his priority targets for the summer transfer window.

And, according to The Telegraph, Spurs will test the waters for the midfielder this week as they wish to ‘thrash out a deal’ with Leicester.

However, the Foexes will demand up to £60million for Maddison, the report continues.

Spurs are said to be winning to pay an initial £40million as they look to reach a compromise.

Ange Postecoglou is seeking new signing this summer

Tottenham – managed by Ange Postecoglou – are believed to be readying a £40m bid for Leicester City’s James Maddison

Such compromise will include add-ons and further instalments in order to seal a deal.

It remains to be seen as to whether Tottenham will land the 26-year-old, who has also been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United.

Mail Sport revealed this month that Spurs had launched a £50m bid for both Maddison and his Foxes team-mate James Barnes. 

There was a feeling Spurs had edged ahead of the Magpies in the race for Maddison after Eddie Howe’s side agreed a deal to for AC Milan star Sandro Tonali.

But this week it emerged that a bid from Newcastle still remained possible despite the impending arrival of Tonali.

Postecoglou has already agreed his first deal as Spurs boss, with goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario arriving from Empoli for £17million.