Report: James Maddison open to joining Newcastle after £40m bid
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Report: James Maddison open to joining Newcastle after £40m bid

James Maddison is open to joining Newcastle as the Magpies weigh up making an improved bid for the Leicester City star, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (31/7; page 62).

Eddie Howe’s men are stepping up their pursuit of a new attacking player. Reports claimed that they are in talks to sign Timo Werner on loan from Chelsea.

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But they have also made a big play for Maddison. The Sun on Sunday (31/7; page 62) reports that they have seen a £40 million bid for the 25-year-old rejected by the Foxes.

Brendan Rodgers’ men want £60 million for Maddison. And Leicester are planning to offer him a new contract in the hope of persuading him to stay.

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However, they need to sell players to raise funds for new signings. And it is claimed that Maddison is open to the idea of joining Newcastle this summer.

The Magpies are now considering whether to make an improved bid for the attacking midfielder.

James Maddison open to joining Newcastle

You can understand why Maddison may be open to moving to Tyneside. Unfortunately, it has been a disappointing window for Leicester.

They have kept all of their best players so far. But they have not signed anyone. And they fell three places last year after two years of threatening the top four.

All of the sides above them have looked to move forward this year.

And Newcastle are one of the teams below who look to have closed the gap. The Magpies’ defence is looking incredibly strong. A couple of exciting signings further up the pitch and they could have a remarkable year ahead of them.

Maddison is an ‘outstanding‘ player. And he may feel that moving to Newcastle is a better decision for him than staying at Leicester if they cannot sign anyone without selling him first.

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