Leicester to confirm £22m James Maddison on long-term deal later this week.
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 20/06/18 12:59pm
James Maddison is expected to be confirmed as a Leicester City player on a long-term deal later this week, Sky Sports News understands.
Maddison passed a medical on Monday and has agreed personal terms with the Foxes, having decided against a switch to Southampton in order to be closer to his Coventry-based family home.
Sky Sports News reported on Sunday that both Leicester and Southampton had agreed identical packages worth in the region of £22m with Norwich to sign the England U21 midfielder.
That transfer fee is expected to rise to £24m if add-ons are realised.
Leicester and Southampton are believed to have head a group of teams interested in Maddison that also included Fulham, Everton and West Ham.
He had also been scouted by top-four Premier League clubs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Maddison scored 15 goals last season and, with their parachute payments due to end this year, Norwich have been willing to cash in on their most valuable player.
Norwich have been seeking between £20m and £25m for Maddison, who has represented England at U21 level.
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