Reported Tottenham target James Maddison could be available for £44 million this summer, according to the Times.
On Wednesday, we relayed a story from the Mirror claiming Spurs have identified Maddison as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, who continues to stall on a new contract.
Eriksen’s contract expires at the end of next season and he has been heavily linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks, although Spanish reports suggest the European champions have ended their pursuit.
The Times is now also reporting Tottenham hold an interest in Maddison, who they say could cost £44 million this summer, around double the fee Leicester paid Norwich to sign the attacking midfielder last year.
Maddison was linked with Spurs before he left Norwich for Leicester but a deal failed to materialise. He has impressed for the Foxes, scoring five goals and providing four assists in 22 Premier League appearances so far this season.
Eriksen is on another level to Maddison as things stand, but at 22, Maddison has plenty of time to develop into a top-class player.
Tottenham fans will be hoping the club can keep hold of Eriksen and sign an able deputy like Maddison.