The Times have revealed that Leicester City might have to sell two Tottenham targets, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, if they fail to preserve their Premier League status.
Spurs and Newcastle United are already expected to battle it out for James Maddison’s signature this summer, with reports over recent weeks indicating that the Lilywhites are currently the front-runners to snap up the midfielder (Telegraph).
The 26-year-old looks certain to leave the King Power Stadium this summer since he has just over 12 months left on his contract (Transfermartk).
Last week, Football Insider reported that Tottenham are also eyeing a summer move for Barnes, who has had an impressive campaign with 10 goals from 28 Premier League appearances so far (Transfermarkt).
The Times have now suggested that the two aforementioned players could be part of a firesale at Leicester, who would have to reduce their wage bill by £182m if they go down.
The report states that parachute payments would not cover the losses for the Foxes, which is why they might have to cash in on many of their priced assets.
Leicester currently sit in 19th place and are two points from safety with seven league games left in the season.
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A whole host of Premier League sides will be eyeing many of Leicester’s stars this summer if the Foxes do go down, with the likes of Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and Timothy Castagne also likely to attract interest, along with both Maddison and Barnes.
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