Newcastle are expected to rekindle their interest in Leicester playmaker James Maddison.
The Magpies had two rejected offers for the 25-year-old over the summer, the first worth £40million and the second £45million.
The Times reports that their interest will be renewed in January if the Foxes drop their asking price, with Maddison only having 18 months left on his contract.
Leicester could be forced to sell amid financial difficulties, with reports claiming they have losses of £119.5million. That’s even after selling Welsey Fofana for £69.5million.
The club have managed to evade any penalties for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP), but their finances are under close scrutiny.
Since Newcastle were taken over by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund in October 2021, the club have spent £215million over two transfer windows.
This included a club record £63m striker Alexander Isak.
Maddison’s creativity is something Eddie Howe could be looking for, with his side having scored just eight goals in seven Premier League games.
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The playmaker himself has three goals and one assist for the Foxes so far this season.
Last season he scored 12 times and provided eight assists in his 35 Premier League appearances.
Losing Maddison would be a blow to Leicester, who are currently bottom of the table with one point from seven games.
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