Leicester City star ‘will be sold’ this summer amid Tottenham and Manchester United interest

The Foxes are finally ready to part ways with their key man

Leicester City are finally ready to part ways with James Maddison this summer, regardless of whether or not they are relegated from the Premier League, it has been reported.

The Foxes are currently embroiled in a relegation scrap, marooned in 19th place with 29 points, though they face Everton in another relegation six-pointer on Monday night, with a win for either side taking them out of the drop zone with five games left to play.

However, the Foxes are set to continue their trend of selling one star per summer at the end of the season, whether they find themselves in the Championship or not, with Maddison the next cab off the rank in that regard following the high-profile sales of Wesley Fofana and Harry Maguire in recent seasons.

Having been a key man in their battle against the drop this season with nine goals and seven assists to his name, the Englishman was rewarded with a senior cap in March’s international break and now seems set to move on from the Foxes.

‘Maddison is set to be sold regardless of the outcome of Leicester’s survival mission’, it is reported, amid interest from Tottenham, Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Spurs and the Red Devils have both held long-standing interest in the former Norwich man, while Newcastle saw two bids rejected for his services last summer.

The midfielder won’t be cheap, however. As per the Telegraph, Maddison ‘will be available for a fee understood to be between £45 million and £60 million’ this summer, despite being out of contract in 2024.

It is likely that this price will come down, with Youri Tielemans having been in the same position last summer and now set to leave for free at the end of this campaign. With Maddison being an important sale to finance a rebuild at the King Power, it is unlikely they will make that mistake again.

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