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Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a gutting blow of their pursuit of James Maddison…

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The north London outfit have been linked with curiosity within the England midfielder for a lot of the summer season switch window.

GIVEMESPORT switch insider Dean Jones revealed that Spurs had “touched base over Maddison” final month, while he additionally claimed to ‘The Done Deal Show‘ that the 25-year-old was eager to affix them amid curiosity from Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

Nonetheless, it appears unlikely {that a} transfer will occur earlier than deadline day on September 1st because the Coventry-born maestro is in talks with Leicester Metropolis over a brand new contract.

The Every day Mail consider that the Foxes have been eager to tie him all the way down to an extension to his £100k-per-week deal for some time and supervisor Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that negotiations are ongoing.

“I consider they’ve spoken. Yeah, Jon [Rudkin, director of football] has spoken to them a lot of occasions, sure,” he mentioned. “I’m fairly positive the membership would wish to do this. Either side have to have the ability to discover an settlement.

“With James, with two years left, naturally the membership would wish to shield the asset. However it works each methods. Typically, the whole lot goes onto the membership.”

Who ought to Spurs signal now?

Gutting information for Conte

This can come as irritating, if not gutting information to Lilywhites head coach Antonio Conte for a lot of causes.

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It’s believed that the trophy-hungry Italian is looking out for a artistic midfielder to bolster his squad earlier than the top of the window in lower than two weeks’ time

And Maddison is a participant that he’s mentioned to vastly admire.

“It’s completely true that Conte likes the participant rather a lot,” claimed CBS Sports activities reporter Ben Jacobs to GIVEMESPORT, and it’s straightforward to see why.

The one-time England worldwide loved an outstanding marketing campaign final season, the place he supplied the Midlands facet with an attention-grabbing 18 objectives and 12 assists throughout 53 appearances in all competitions – a price of 1 contribution each 120 minutes, as per Transfermarkt.

These are the kinds of numbers that Christian Eriksen (one objective or help each 151 minutes) was as soon as placing up in N17, the type of figures that Spurs have lengthy lacked because the Dane’s departure in January 2020.

Some reviews had steered that the Leicester dynamo, who has been lauded as “a particular expertise” by The Instances’ chief soccer correspondent Henry Winter, could be obtainable for £50m this window.

Additionally dubbed a “genius” prior to now by BBC Norfolk presenter Rob Butler, it’s evident that Maddison would have been fairly the signing for Spurs, notably given his already-proven expertise within the Premier League and evident menace within the closing third.

Nonetheless, the Lilywhites must transfer onto different targets because it seems as if he’ll now prolong his keep on the King Energy Stadium for the foreseeable future in what’s a giant blow to Conte and his plans.

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