ARSENAL are interested in signing Leicester City star James Maddison, according to reports.
But the Foxes could demand upwards of £60million for their star playmaker.
Maddison’s contract still has three more years left to run, leaving Leicester in a strong position.
But according to The Guardian, the 24-year-old is very ‘open’ to the move – despite Arsenal’s lack of European football on offer.
The Gunners have already spent around £75m this summer.
And they could look to lower Leicester’s price by offering players in exchange.
Football London claim that homegrown talents Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah could all be on the table.
They also reckon that negotiations have so far been ‘slow’ and ‘like a game of chess’ between the two clubs.
But a deal could be struck before the end of the month.
Maddison has made 127 appearances for Leicester, scoring 27 times and assisting a further 20 goals.
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He has won one England cap, but failed to earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.
Alternatively, Arsenal could still try and bring back Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have reportedly shown a willingness to sell the Norwegian ‘for the right price’.
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