Sport Newcastle fans have James Maddison transfer theory amid Leicester City contract talks
Newcastle United headlines: Joelinton goal target, Maxwel Cornet blow and Brendan Rodgers admission
Today's evening headlines include the Magpies' cult hero, a setback in the transfer window and another twist in the James Maddison sagaJoelinton has challenged himself to bag 10 Premier League goals this season. The Magpies’ record goalscorer went from zero to hero last season, reforming himself from goal-shy striker to midfield battering ram under Eddie Howe.
Newcastle United supporters have been giving their opinion on the news that Leicester City are in talks with James Maddison over a new contract.
are understood to have turned down two bids from for the one-cap international, and on Thursday manager that director of football Jon Rudkin "has spoken" to the player's representatives " a number of times". has less than two years remaining on his current contract at the .
Toon fans have reacted to this development on social media. Here is a selection of what they have had to say...
Leicester City warned about avoiding 'nightmare' against 'exceptional' Brentford
Ahead of Leicester City's Premier League season getting underway against Brentford at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, set-pieces are once again a source of concern Last season City conceded a Premier League-high 19 goals from set-pieces, joint with Leeds United and Everton, who both finished just three and four points above the relegation zone in the end. At the other end, Brentford were the fourth most prolific side from dead balls as only Manchester City (21), Liverpool (19) and Arsenal (16) scored more than Thomas Frank's side's 15 from such situations.
Andy Hudson: Wow. Almost as though this was planned!!
Paul Whyte: Says to me the whole thing was done to get a new contract rather than a transfer actually happening...
Anthony: Quelle surprise.
Jack P: It was always about a new contract! Agents doing what agents do.
James: If he signs a new contract it was just his agent trying to get him a better contract and using us as a way of getting it. If he refuses a new contract that proves he wants to leave and we should still be in for him. Eventually, we will have to pay the going rate for top players.
Transfer insider claims Newcastle's “top target” is “world class” £110k-p/w star
Newcastle United appear to have set their sights on signing Leicester City‘s James Maddison this summer, with an attacking addition still yet to be made by the Tyneside club. What’s the word? As per recent reports, the Magpies are said to have seen two bids rejected for the Englishman – the latter of which was […]As per recent reports, the Magpies are said to have seen two bids rejected for the Englishman – the latter of which was believed to be around £50m – with the reluctant Foxes likely to be holding out for around £60m if they are to sanction a sale.
Adam Haste: If he doesn't sign he will be heading towards the final 18 months of his contract and puts LCFC in a really difficult position, forcing them to sell or risk losing him for nothing.
Disco: If this breaks down quickly I think we should go again NUFC. maybe go again now anyway and see if we can force their hand.
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Leicester City fans fear worst as defender drops hint over future .
Latest Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive as fans respond to Wesley Fofana's hint on social media The centre-back appears to have taken Leicester City out of his profile on both Twitter and Instagram, amid interest from Chelsea this summer. The Frenchman is subject of interest from Thomas Tuchel's side as he looks to bolster his defensive options.