Manchester City have “distanced themselves” from making a bid for Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison, according to the Daily Telegraph‘s James Ducker.
The journalist claims that the Premier League champions are looking to reinforce their options in midfield but they are not expected to table an offer for the England international.
It was reported last week that the Citizens made an enquiry for Maddison during the January transfer window, with the possibility that they could revisit the situation in the summer.
The 26-year-old will have a year left on his contract in June, having been linked with a number of other Premier League teams, including Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester United in the last few years.
However, Leicester had put off potential suitors by slapping a £60m price tag on Maddison, but they won’t be able to hold out for such a fee at the end of the season, with the player’s current deal running down. Even so, a switch to the Etihad appears to be unlikely at the moment.