Leicester are preparing to fight to keep James Maddison amid interest from Spurs ahead of a potential audition this weekend.
Maddison has been a huge success with five goals and four assists in 23 Premier League games since a £24 million move from Norwich last June.
The attacking ace’s form has seen his price tag already more than double and sparked interest from Tottenham .
Spurs, who host Leicester on Sunday, want to recruit more homegrown British players.
They are looking at attacking midfielders should Christian Eriksen leave as the Dane’s contact is up in 2020. The north Londoners are long-term admirers of Maddison, dating back to his days at hometown club Coventry.
But the Foxes are in no mood to let Maddison, 22, go this summer after just 12 months, during which he was also called up by England seniors last October.
Now Mirror Sport understands talks are scheduled to give Maddison a salary rise and tie him down on extended terms beyond his current deal until 2023.
Leicester did the same last summer when Manchester United came in for England ace Harry Maguire after the World Cup.
But Leicester’s title-winning captain Wes Morgan has been told to wait for contract talks despite his deal running out.
Morgan, who turned 35 last month, has lost his starting place and his contract expires in the summer.
Leicester have dished out fresh terms recently to Marc Albrighton, Hamza Choudhury and Daniel Amartey.
But a potential one-year extension for Morgan is looking increasingly unlikely.
Boss Claude Puel said: “I think it is not the moment with the players at the end of their contract.
“We will see later in the season because it’s important for the club to keep our focus on our next games and to make the right decisions for all the players.”
Morgan has started 17 of City’s 25 Premier League fixtures this season.
But he looks set to be on the bench again on Sunday after Puel started Jonny Evans and Maguire ahead of him for the previous two games.
City also have plenty of other young promising centre-backs such as Caglar Soyuncu, 22, and Filip Benkovic, 21, who has impressed on loan at Celtic.
Last month City sent prospects Josh Knight, 21, to Peterborough United, and Darnell Johnson, 20, to Hibernian.