​​Leicester City have been labelled as favourites to sign coveted Norwich midfielder James Maddison this summer.

The rising star had a stellar season for the Canaries in 2017/18 and was named as the club's Player of the Year, scoring 14 goals and contributing eight assists in 44 ​Championship appearances. His standout campaign gained serious amounts of interest from a number of ​Premier League clubs, who are reported to be eyeing a potential move this summer.

Maddison's performances have also helped him gain international recognition, having received a call up to both the England Under-20 and Under-21 squads, making his debut for the latter against Ukraine in November last year.

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Now according to the Independent, it looks as though Leicester are the frontrunners in the race to sign the 21-year-old, amidst rumours suggesting they may be set to lose their star man Riyad Mahrez to Premier League champions ​Manchester City this summer.

It has previously been reported that a number of Premier League clubs such as ​Chelsea, ​Everton, Tottenham and newly promoted ​Fulham are all interested in signing Maddison this summer. However, the Independent also claim that the youngster would prefer a move to the King Power Stadium - situated closer to his hometown of Coventry.

​Norwich won't want to lose their star man on the cheap, with the report stating that the Canaries' asking prise for the youngster is £20m.

After a ninth placed league finish last season, Claude Puel will be looking to add more depth to his squad ahead of the new season, with Maddison set to join a wealth of other young talent such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ben Chilwell.​​