Chelsea are desperate to sign No.10 England international

Chelsea and Man City are both interested in signing Leicester City playmaker James Maddison. The two Champions League finalists are both thought to be admirers of the 24-year-old playmaker, who is the Foxes primary source of creativity, while also never shying away from a shot at goal.

James has not always been a sure starter for the Foxes under Brendan Rodgers, with the playmaker sometimes being accused of being a luxury footballer. However, at clubs like Chelsea and particularly Man City, luxury footballers are welcomed. The supporters go wild for those who produce the extraordinary, and Maddison has it in his locker.

England international would be available this summer for a fee in the region of €60m, which is an affordable figure for both sides to pay. Realistically, a move is only likely to come to fruition if either Blues or Cityzens part ways with one of their forwards this summer, as they’re both already well equipped in that area.

Chelsea and Leicester City face off twice in four days and the stakes could not be higher in either fixture. The duo will contest the 140th FA Cup final at Wembley on the weekend, before continuing their battle to qualify for the next campaign’s UCL at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

There are certain to be plenty of thrills and spills as both Thomas Tuchel and Brendan Rodgers make the most of their squads, with the Blues hoping to win the FA Cup for a ninth time, while the Foxes would record a maiden crown with a victory.