Date: 15th June 2018 at 3:45pm
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West Ham are set to enter the summer battle for Norwich attacker James Maddison, according to a report.

The Mirror claims that the Hammers have been monitoring the player and are now ready to make their move.

The 21-year-old is one of the Championship’s hottest properties and Leicester and Everton have already got their gloves off in the battle for his signature.

Both teams are said to be “very keen” and newly-promoted Fulham are also ready to join the race.

Football Insider verdict:

It’s no wonder that Maddision is gathering an army of suitors – 15 goals in the Championship from an attacking midfield position has ensured that. Norwich don’t want to sell but must realise that they’re really unlikely to hold onto a player who is clearly ready to make the move to the top-flight. Manuel Pellegrini wants to assemble a team of young, attacking footballers for next season and Maddison would fit the bill perfectly. He’s rated at £25million which is both a lot for a Championship player and a snip for a player who clearly has big things ahead of him. Pellegrini has the clout to persuade players to join him and his revolution at the London Stadium next season and we can really see Maddison as a West Ham player. Hammers fans would love it too, but the club will have to fight off serious competition and perhaps be prepared to pay more than the £25million to land him. 

In other West Ham news, West Ham agree deal in principle worth £22m for 6ft 4in enforcer 

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