Several Championship clubs chasing Sunderland-linked £2.5m-rated ex-Newcastle United youth

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry claims even a £2million bid wouldn’t be enough to tempt them to sell Marcus Maddison in January – with interest from three Championship clubs.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 5:20 pm
Marcus Maddison of Peterborough United.

Maddison, whose contract is set to expire next summer, has long been linked with boyhood club Sunderland. He has a £2.5million release clause.

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Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph: “Marcus is different as if a club meets his transfer clause we can’t stop him leaving, but we will reject any other bid, even one as big as £2 million.

“The main intention for January is to sign players. We want midfielders and a back-up striker in my opinion, but we might have to sell fringe players first to stay inside financial fairplay regulations and interest in the likes of Alex Woodyard and Aaron Chapman has been minimal.”

Sunderland are not expected to make a move for the attacking midfielder in the winter window.