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Arsenal interested in James Maddison but deal would require bid in excess of £70m with Leicester having no intention to sell; Arsenal also “keeping an eye” on Martin Odegaard’s situation at Real Madrid; Aaron Ramsdale talks continue; Ben White move imminent.
Arsenal are interested in signing James Maddison from Leicester City but are still monitoring Martin Odegaard’s situation at Real Madrid, as they look to sign an attacking midfielder this summer.
Leicester do not want to sell Maddison and it is understood it would take a bid in excess of £70m for them to even consider selling the 24-year-old.
The Foxes are under no pressure to sell as Maddison is under contract until 2024.
Arsenal are also “keeping an eye” on Odegaard’s situation at Real Madrid.
The Norway midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates but has since returned to Real to fight for his first-team place.
Odegaard appeared to rule out a return to Arsenal in an Instagram post earlier this month, but there are growing reports in Spain suggesting Real could allow him to leave with his contract due to expire in 2023.
Permanent moves for either player would require hefty transfer fees and it is understood that Arsenal may need player sales to help fund moves in the market.