The Evening Standard have now revealed that Tottenham could potentially be rivalled by Chelsea in the race for James Maddison’s signature this summer.
Multiple outlets have reported recently that Maddison is at the top of Spurs’ wishlist, with The Telegraph stating last week that Ange Postecoglou had identified the attacking midfielder as a ‘priority target’.
It was thought until a couple of days ago that Spurs’ only real competition for the Leicester star’s signature would come from Newcastle, with Sky Sports claiming on Monday that the Magpies have now moved into pole position to snap up the 26-year-old.
However, the situation appears to have changed over the last 48 hours, with Ben Jacobs first suggesting on The United Stand that Manchester United could make a move for Maddison if Chelsea do not lower their asking price for Mason Mount.
Chelsea could enter the race for James Maddison
If The Evening Standard’s latest update is to be believed, the midfielder is also on the Blues’ radar, with Mauricio Pocehttino’s men said to be ‘admirers’ of the former Norwich City man.
However, it is explained that for the moment, Chelsea are prioritising the signature of a striker, a defensive midfielder and a goalkeeper.
The publication asserts that Leicester value Maddison at £45m and backs up Sky Sports’ claim by suggesting that Newcastle are at the front of the queue to snap up the player.
Spurs Web Opinion
It sounds like Maddison is fairly low down on Man Utd’s and Chelsea’s priority lists, with the race for the midfielder appearing to be between Spurs and Newcastle.
The Magpies hold the upper hand since they are in the Champions League but there is no reason Postecoglou cannot convince the 26-year-old that he could be an important part of his rebuild at Spurs.
PSG know they are going to lose their star man one way or another and would surely rather get a big transfer now than see him leave for nothing.
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