LEICESTER CITY are allegedly demanding at least £40million for James Maddison.
The England international is about to enter the final year of his contract and looks set to depart following relegation.
Leicester have set their asking price for James Maddison
The Foxes are set for a clearout in order to raise funds and know that the 26-year-old attacker is one of their most-sellable assets.
Maddison has been linked with an exit for months with Newcastle long-term admirers of the star.
Tottenham are also keen while Arsenal have now made him one of their top summer targets.
But any hopes of landing him for a cut-price fee appear to have been dashed.
According to The Athletic, he remains valued at £40m and Leicester hope that they could receive even more if a bidding war ensues.
Despite a dreadful campaign from the 2016 Premier League title winners, the ex-Coventry and Norwich attacker still managed to shine.
Maddison scored ten goals and registered nine assists in the top-flight.
He has been at the King Power since 2018 but after regaining his place in the Three Lions set-up, he knows he needs to be playing at the top level to make next summer’s European Championship squad.
The versatile playmaker is equally comfortable being deployed as a midfielder or out wide.
And that makes him an attractive proposition for both Mikel Arteta’s Gunners and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle as they prepare for Champions League football next term.
Fellow winger Harvey Barnes could also be another player sold by Leicester.
Aston Villa and West Ham are both interested in the £40m-rated ace.
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