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Sky Sports Confirms Second Maddison Bid As Leipzig Push For Werner

Sky Sports is backing claims that Newcastle have launched a second bid for Leicester City’s James Maddison. They are reporting the bid is for £50m, which includes add-ons. That is along the lines of what Luke Edwards broke earlier when he reported a structured bid exceeding £45m had been submitted.

This offer is just £10m off of Leicester’s valuation and would eclipse Newcastle’s record transfer, believed to be around £40m for Joelinton. There are no reports yet of Leicester’s response to the bid.

Newcastle have gone all in on Maddison as he is now the priority target. Depending on how the deal is structured, there could be little left in the budget for a second attacker if Leicester do accept this offer.

This could signal that the pursuit of Maxwel Cornet has been put on the back burner pending the outcome of this latest bid. If Newcastle can land Maddison, focus would most likely shift to the loan market with Timo Werner in our sights.

There is news coming from Fabrizio Romano on Werner. He is reporting that RB Leipzig are making a significant push to bring the 26-year-old back to the Red Bull Arena. He also believes Newcastle have yet to hold talks.

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255 comments so far

  • Solano slice

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #201

    If losing dubs means we get Maddison then with the fact we signed pope earlier in the window i would more than happily sacrifice dubs.
    It’s almost like these new owners have had a plan all along and it’s seems to be coming along nicely

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #202

    Why are Leicester selling everybody?

  • Solano slice

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #203


    Think they thought they would have made bigger in roads into the top 4 by now after winning the league.
    They spent money for a while but it’s not like they are knocking on the door for top 4 anymore or winning cups.
    Maybe the owners realised it’s gonna take deep pockets to do it every year and with the emergence of the Saudis they though there’s better ways to spend money and not win the league

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #204

    Yep, Leicester need to reassess there ambition. Keep on picking up gems, turn them over pick up some more. Bit like Soton but a bit better.

  • Solano slice

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #205

    But then again they did win a cup last year so what do I know

  • Pat Mania

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #206

    What a signing Maddison would be. Not sure how much we could bring in after given FFP but I think after next summer we’d be a European team.

  • stan anderson

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #207

    Well done ladies.
    Beating Germany is always good.
    I watched the last 2 games and it was,nt bad but i doubt i,ll be rushing to watch any WSL games mind.
    In no way can you compare the ladies game to the mens game. Media are overhyping them as they have to seen as pushing all minority issues.Bbc are the worst at this.they always have include women,gays,people if coluor in everthing they do.
    Sorry if i am upstting anyone but its my oppinion and i cant change how i think..
    I will probably be labled as homophobic,racist and a sexist but i am none of these things.
    I just dont like the idea that minorities seem to be pushed forward at the expense of the majority.
    Freedom of speech is important.
    Rant over.
    Howay the Lads.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #208

    If Pope is to be number one then loosing Dubs as his back up would be very risky.
    Darlow may be competent but is perhaps not at the level an aspiring top 6 position club needs. The whole pace and dynamic of the team is different now and a dominating and athletic x keeper is a must..

  • Solano slice

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #209

    Loch risky yes but we are used to a bit of risk tactics from the days of the fat slug and Darlow had been an ok deputy for couple years now.
    He can do another 6 months till we get someone better by Xmas or develop one of the young fellas

  • Tinos Vino

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #210

    ZG @202 forbes had the leicester owner worth £6.6bn in 2021 and then $1.7BN in 2022. thats a big dip.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #211

    Leicester spent big on their academy and training centre so it could be that. Transferwise they’ve been turning a profit I’d guess or at least doing OK.

    Up for sale
    Schmeichel (1m)
    Maddison (60m)
    Fofana (70m)
    Tielemans (20m)
    even talk of Vardy

    They do have a glut of youths coming through, so maybe they know something we don’t.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #212

    I had Leicester down as the team Who’d challenge us for 6th, but can’t see it now.

    I see our challengers as West Ham, Fulham, and Villa especially if they replace Gerrard.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #213

    Must be due to covid and the global recession. I imagine a fair few owners will hit the same problems over the next 5 or 10 years. Lucky our owners will be safe.

  • Tinos Vino

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #214

    ZG also Covid really hindered their business. No travel, No duty free sales( their main business). Don’t think the Football club is there biggest priority at the moment when had 3/4 of the main groups value disappear into the ether.

  • gillmag

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #215

    Ive updated my Fantasy Team Name to Gillmag
    Hopefully thats OK to get into the league?

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #216

    ZG, you have Fulham up there with West Ham, Villa, us? That’s higher than most.

    Re goalie, I’d rather keep Dupravka but i don’t think either him or Pope are particularly good with the ball at their feet?

  • dazzler

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #217


    Please tell me you’re joking re: Fulham????? It’s too early to read sarcasm mate.

  • Wor B

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #218

    Cheers Gillmag

    I’ll ask Neil to email you with the D3 code.

  • dazzler

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #219


    Pope is statistically fifth best sweeper keeper in the world, so think it’s fair to say he’s better with the ball at his feet than you’re maybe giving him credit for.


  • lochinvar

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #220


    Word is that Lampard wants away from Everton which is understandable. If Gerrard departs Villa perhaps they should swap jobs.
    Fulham are at Southampton’s and Leicesters level I guess. West Ham are potentially top 8.

    The league will be more clearly defined this season with a hell of a bun fight in the middle which we need to be clear of.

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #221

    Neil, WorB – could you ask Neil to email the code to stu.allison@virginmedia.com. Havent had anything come thru on the other one attached to my login

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #222

    Palace are a canny team but have lost Gallagher. Got some nice forwards

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #223

    Morning all. Hopefully some genuine progress on Maddison or someone else today!

    You still around Solano?

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #224

    I think Maddison will be sorted by the weekend.

    Leicester need the money and Fofana is the only other player capable of commanding a big fee but I can’t see any club paying the £70M they want.

    Maddison won’t be looking forward to a season that could be difficult with their lack of spending and with none of the top 6 making offers for him we are the next best thing + he plays in front a 50,000 crowd with a club bang in the media spotlight.

    As was said last night, the second bid going in so quick has all three parties willing to a deal and it’s just the ‘who blinks first’ on the fee to be sorted + if Dubs is included he’ll have to be told he is defo 2nd choice here to be motivated to move.

    Either way, I’ll be very surprised if this deal doesn’t happen.

  • Wor B

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #225

    Gillmag, I’ve requested Neil send the code to you.

    Check, I’ve queried Neil on the missing code and sent him your alternative email.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #226

    Fulham??? Most people (including me) expect them to be battling relegation not competing for the top half places.

  • Dave Rave

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #227

    Dubravka is better than pope. Pope flapped at a cross in a friendly and the other team scored.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 2, 2022 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #228

    I wouldn’t be disappointed with Cornet but I’d prefer Dennis of the two.

    He can play left or right, strong as an ox, great shot, cool finisher and very decent in the air.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #229

    If we could get Cornet, I think it would be a scoop. I just hope he can sprinkle a bit of class up front and not flake out with his final ball. I know some people see him as a bit of a vanilla signing but I honestly think that he’d be mint.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #230

    Leicester also last season had a terrible recruitment all of them on big wages pretty much flopped (Soumare, Lookman Vestegaard, Praet, Daka)

    Leicester normally do get a gem of a player every season Dewsbury-Hall looks like the next one although he didn’t cost a lot

    So they do have to sell to then bring in their next 4 or 5 players

  • carltoon

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #231

    I see Michael Carrick’s brother Graham, is now on our coaching staff.
    Apparently he’s highly rated.

  • onmeedsun

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #232

    NY Mag
    I’m fairly sure you’re correct in that the residual value of any transfer fee gets amortised over the revised length of a players contract should the player be given an extension. So a reduced annual cost on the amortisation but most likely also an increase in annual wages.

  • Mund

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #233

    Pete Graves

    As reported, second #nufc bid for Maddison appears to be lower than early claims. Newcastle chiefs firm in their valuation of players and won’t be pressured into paying over the odds. Talks continue but feels like a big gap between Newcastle and #LCFC valuation currently.

  • bill smith

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #234

    Schmeichel having medical Nice

  • coming home

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #235


    Your as thick as pig shit and as gullible as a Carp fish
    Now stop trying to flirt with me

  • bill smith

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #236

    At Nice

  • Mund

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #237

    So basically the media and trusted sources jumped the gun yesterday with the initial reports and are now saying today’ the bid wasn’t as big and the clubs are some way apart…

    Almost like they really don’t know…

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #238

    Bills, said same before, Dennis would be my preference. Great buy by them.


    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #239

    Rodgers is the problem at Leicester!

    Quick flush of inspiration, then lack focus.
    Flash in the pan, takes on ready built teams, flops!

  • Mund

    Aug 2, 2022 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #240

    Keith Downie

    Conflicting views/info on the James Maddison second bid. The info I have personally is it’s more around the £40m mark with some add-ons. Unlikely to get the midfielder at that price unless Leicester change tact & decide they need to sell #NUFC #LFC


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