James Maddison set for Leicester after snubbing Southampton
The England U21 will undergo a medical and finalise personal terms with the Foxes on Monday
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 19/06/18 2:28pm
Norwich midfielder James Maddison has chosen to join Leicester City over Southampton, according to Sky sources.
The 21-year-old is understood to prefer a move back to his native Midlands area and be closer to his family home in Coventry, where he was born.
Maddison will undergo a medical and finalise personal terms with the Foxes later on Monday, Sky Sports News understands.
Sky Sports News reported on Sunday that both Leicester and Southampton had agreed packages worth in the region of £22million with Norwich to sign the England U21.
Maddison, who signed for the Canaries from hometown-club Coventry in 2016, has also been of interest to Everton and Fulham this summer.
The promising playmaker has been scouted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City since his time at the Sky Blues.
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.
Sky Sports News understands Coventry are set to receive £3m from the sale of Maddison.
The newly-promoted League One club have a 15 per cent sell-on clause on any profit over the £2.95m paid by Norwich for the midfielder in February 2016.