Leicester City is set to tie down English midfielder James Maddison with a new four-year deal.

According to the BBC, the new deal will see the player’s weekly wages rise to £110,000 with the signing being a major boost to the club who wants to keep its best players after missing out on the Champions League.

The player had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United after being one of the most consistent members of the team; the rumours having subsidized with news that Paul Pogba is set for a new deal at Old Trafford.

His importance for Leicester saw him score nine goals and provided three assists in 38 games this season, earning his first England cap along the way.

The 23-year-old effect on the team was evident during the last six games of the Premier League season where he was out with a hip injury as the Foxes only earned seven out of a possible 18 points to settle for a fifth spot.

Attention now for the Brendan Rodgers side shifts to left-back Ben Chilwell who is rumoured to be on his way to Chelsea FC; the club still convinced they can keep the player but will ask for £85m if he intends to leave.


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