Leicester in fresh contract talks with key duo amid Man Utd, City interest

Date published: Wednesday 11th December 2019 3:03

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Leicester will look to keep the good news rolling after the recent extension signed by manager Brendan Rodgers by tying down a key duo to fresh contracts, claims a report.

Caglar Soyuncu and James Maddison are the players in question, with the duo impressing mightily as the Foxes have catapulted themselves firmly into the title picture.

Maddison’s dynamic midfield performances have produced seven goals and 3 assists across all competitions, with his input a key factor in Jamie Vardy’s surge to the summit of the Premier League top scorers chart.

Soyuncu has been instrumental in forming the league’s tightest defence alongside centre-back partner Jonny Evans.

The pair, along with full-backs Ben Chilwell, Ricardo Pereira and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel have combined to produce a defence that has conceded just 10 goals this term – by far the league’s finest.

Their respective impressive showings have led to mass speculation regarding moves to members of the traditional top six.

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Manchester United have been touted as a landing spot for Maddison, while Soyuncu has linked with a move to Man City or Arsenal to shore up their ailing backline.

However, Sky Sports have revealed that ‘Leicester have opened initial talks with James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu over improved, long-term contracts’

The article continues that Leicester are ‘keen to include tighter sell-on terms into their new contracts amid reports of interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.’



With four-and-a-half-years remaining on each player’s contract, ‘all parties are understood to be relaxed about the negotiations’, but Leicester are ‘determined to keep both players at the club and neither will be sold in January.’

Should Man Utd fail in their pursuit of Maddison, their attentions could be turned to Bundesliga superstar Kai Havertz after a recent report 

A report from German publication listed several clubs who have registered interest in the 20-year-old but singled out Man Utd as being ‘very interested’.


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