By Pete O’Rourke

Tottenham have made an approach to sign Leicester City star James Maddison, Football Insider understands.

Maddison is the subject of interest from a host of leading clubs following an impressive first season in the Premier League.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider the club have made enquiries for the 22-year-old and told it would take a figure in the region of £60million to convince Leicester to sell the player they signed from Norwich last summer for £22.5million.

Leicester are bracing themselves for offers for Maddison, who is currently preparing for the Under-21 European Championships with England.

The classy attacker midfielder scored seven goals and provided seven assists in 36 Premier League appearances and created the most chances of any player in the recently-completed domestic season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is a big admirer of Maddison and considered signing the player last summer prior to his move to Leicester.

Spurs did not make any signings in the last two transfer windows due to financial restraints but are set to rectify that with a series of big-money captures as they concentrate on the home-grown market.

In other Spurs news, a pundit has hailed the imminent signing of a Tottenham player for multi-millions by a northern club as a “massive coup”.