Norwich to win race for Coventry's Maddison

Norwich City

HITC Sport understands Norwich are set to land Liverpool and Tottenham target.

Norwich City are set to win the race to sign Coventry City midfielder James Maddison, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Maddison is regarded as one of the best young talents in the Football League and has attracted the interest of the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham.

However, Norwich have moved quickly to set up a deal for Maddison to beat their Premier League rivals to the skilful midfielder.

Liverpool are believed to have made an approach to sign Maddison and then loan him back to Coventry, but they failed to agree a deal.

Coventry have reluctantly agreed to sell Maddison and his arrival is something of a coup for Norwich in relation to the competition for the 19-year-old.

Maddison broke into the Coventry side last season and he has made 31 appearances and scored four goals for the Sky Blues.

Norwich have been busy in the winter transfer window and if they can clinch a deal for Maddison he will become their seventh signing after the arrivals of Patrick Bamford, Steven Naismith, winger Matt Jarvis, defenders Ivo Pinto and Timm Klose, and midfielder Ben Godfrey

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