Tottenham 'open' to signing 'world-class' £60m star at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur are open to signing Leicester City star James Maddison this summer but also likely have alternative targets, according transfer insider Dean Jones.

Antonio Conte has significantly bolstered his side this summer but there could still be more signings to be made ahead of transfer window closing on September 1.

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Tottenham have acted with brutal efficiency in the transfer market this year. By the end of July, six new signings had been made with over £90 million spent on the likes of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence.

This Saturday sees them get their Premier League campaign under way against Southampton in north London but with weeks remaining of the transfer window, there could still be more business done.

Conte has been reported to want more creativity in his midfield for 2022-23, with Maddison among the names to be linked with a transfer.

Newcastle United recently lodged a £35 million bid of their own for the 25-year-old which was swiftly rejected, with the Foxes holding out for £60 million.

But Tottenham are not ruling themselves out of the running just yet.

What has Jones said on a potential move for Maddison?

Jones understands that Maddison remains a target for Spurs this summer as the club look to strengthen as much as they can.

The transfer insider also suggests that interest in the Leicester man indicates that other top players are also being considered.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “If they’re looking at James Maddison, which they are open to, then there has to be a realistic chance that there are other players on the list too who are going to be top players.”

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How likely is a move for Maddison this summer?

As things stand, the priority for Tottenham likely remains moving players who are surplus to requirements on.

Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga have been linked with moves to Europe with Nice and AC Milan respectively, but the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks remain in north London.

With Maddison currently earning £110,000 per week with Leicester, there is every chance that these big earners will need to be moved on in order to navigate financial fair play rules.

But having previously been described as “world-class” by his former teammate Danny Simpson, Tottenham may still be tempted.

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