James Maddison: Newcastle made a second transfer offer in the region of 50 million pounds for the Leicester midfielder | Transportation Center News

Newcastle have made a second bid in the region worth £50m for Leicester midfielder James Maddison.

The Magpies family awaits a response to their improved bid for the 25-year-old, next The opening bid of £40m was rejected at the weekend.

Leicester are believed to be valuing Madison, who joined the Foxes for £24m from Norwich in June 2018, at a price approaching £60m.

If Newcastle’s offer is accepted, Madison would become the club’s record signing – surpassing the £40m they paid Hoffenheim to Joelinton in July 2019.

Madison scored 18 goals and provided 12 assists in 53 games in all competitions for Leicester last season.

James Madison gave Leicester creative spark
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James Madison made 171 appearances in all competitions for Leicester

Eddie Howe is still keen to bolster his squad despite some setbacks in the transfer market this summer, having been rejected in Attempts to sign Everton midfielder Anthony GordonWhile French striker Hugo Eketek chose to move to Paris Saint-Germain instead of Newcastle.

The Northeast club have made three summer deals so far, with the arrival of Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Lille defender Sven Putman.

Rodgers: I can’t sell Madison

James Maddison returned to play for Leicester against Wolves after seeking medical attention in Thursday's Europa League win over Randers.
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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to lose Madison this summer

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers wants to keep Madison and joked after Sunday’s 1-0 friendly win over Sevilla that £40m would buy ‘three-quarters of his left leg’.

Leicester, the only top-flight team not to sign so far this summer, still need to sell to bring in reinforcements, but Rodgers insisted they won’t be exploited more than Madison or anyone else.

“It is clear that there is a financial situation within the club that is not ideal in terms of wanting to do business. This does not mean that we will take advantage and do not want to lose our best players,” he said. .

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Brendan Rodgers says James Madison has added his work ethic and maturity this season which has made him even more impressive

“You don’t want to lose your best players and then not be able to bring in any of them. That doesn’t stack.

“With James, he looks his best in my time here. It’s a pleasure working with him. I love him when he was young, and I’ve seen him grow since I first came to a 25-year-old father.”

“It’s really pivotal to us. There’s no way I’d sell it.”

Rodgers warns Chelsea of ​​Fofana

Wesley Fofana will make his comeback from a long-term injury in Leicester's Europa League match against Rennes.
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Leicester defender Wesley Fofana is a target for Chelsea this summer

Rodgers has also issued a warning not to get involved in Wesley Fofana with Chelsea is working on a deal for the French defender.

Leicester are said to be claiming as much as £85m for Fofana, given he has five years left on his contract, and Rodgers insists the 21-year-old is not going anywhere.

He said, “No, he’s not for sale. When we looked at him, he had started in 17 league games. Everyone was looking at him at the time, but he came here, he really thrived and developed, not just as a player but as a young man.

“He really respects the club, I have no doubt that in the future he will be at that (higher) stage but he is very comfortable, he feels good here.

Wesley Fofana

“He has a great relationship with his teammates which is important and there is no doubt that he will oversee this stage. But now he is here, he is developing and as I said he is not for sale.

“Maybe he has a chance to be in the France squad for the World Cup and that’s why it’s about playing, so I’m very calm about it. I’ve been talking to him for a long time.

“He can’t stop the speculation but he is very focused on his work here and very focused on his development.”

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