Report: Spurs have only offered half of the asking price for top summer target

The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham’s initial proposal for James Maddison, which was turned down by Leicester City, was only worth around £30m.

The report claims that Spurs are expected to renew their efforts to land Maddison this week following their capture of Guglielmo Vicario.

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The publication states that while a rival bid from Newcastle for the attacking midfielder is possible, the rumblings from the England camp suggest that the 26-year-old might be on his way to Spurs.

However, it is explained that the Foxes are continuing to demand a whopping £60m for Maddison despite the fact that he has only one year left on his contract at the King Power Stadium, with the Lilywhites’ initial proposal only said to be worth half that figure.Tottenham have alternatives for Maddison if needed
This update comes on the back of Alasdair Gold revealing in Q&A for Football.London a couple of days ago that even though Tottenham are keen on snapping up the England international, the club have identified ‘strong alternatives’ for the former Norwich City star.

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With Newcastle seemingly about to drop out of the race for Maddison, one would expect Leicester to lower their demands for their talisman as the bidding war that the Foxes hoped for now seems unlikely.

However, Postecoglou might want the attacking midfield area filled before the start of pre-season training, which is why Spurs could turn their attention to other alternatives should Leicester not relax their stance over the coming days.