James Maddison isn’t the only Leicester City player Newcastle United is reportedly interested in signing, according to recent rumours.
We’ve also spoken to the Foxes about a possible Harvey Barnes transfer, according to Tom Collomosse, the Daily Mail’s man in the Midlands.
However, Leicester are rumoured to value the homegrown winger at “£50-£60m,” so if we were to sign either, club record bids would have to be made.
Over prospective offensive additions, The Mail’s North-East writer Craig Hope has reported that we are in discussions with Burnley regarding versatile forward Maxwel Cornet.
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The Ivory Coast international’s contract contains a £17.5 million release clause, but the Clarets want the money up front, leaving Newcastle to work out a solution that could let us make payments in instalments over time.
Burnley’s opening-day victory against Huddersfield on Friday night saw Cornet, 25, left off the team. Should Maddison and Barnes turn out to be too pricey, Cornet may be considered as a backup option.