Leicester City have told Arsenal to forkout £80million in order to complete the signing of James Maddison this summer.
The 24-year-old playmaker, who established himself as one of the best midfielder in the Premier League, become an emerged target for Mikel Arteta, who keen on strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season.
The Spanish coach have been looking a playmaker, specifically in the No. 10 role this summer and Martin Odegaard, who spent second-half of last season on loan at Emirates preferred choice in that position.
But the Norwegian star return to his parents club and is expected to stay at Santiago Bernabeu since Madrid new manager Carlo Ancelotti interested in keeping him.
As a result, Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team searching for alternative and they have already lost out Aston Villa in their chase for Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia.
The Gunners have a list of players suited for that position, and Leicester’s James Maddison features on top but reports Leicester Mercury, claim the Englishman will not come cheap, as the Foxes seek top value for their asset.
The reports explain in details that the FA Cup holders want £80million for the 24-year-old playmaker and will only entertain offers that come close to their valuation.
Arsenal, meanwhile, prepared to submit an offer of £60million for the 24-year-old attacker while reports by TheAFCBell claim James Maddison’s camp are interested in move to Emirates this summer.
The reports explain in details that the player’s representatives have notified Arsenal that their client is open to a new challenge if a suitable offer arrives in the current window.
Despite suffered serious injury earlier of this year, the Englishman ended last campaign with eight goals and seven assists, and his consistent since joining the Foxes in 2018 proved is the right man to help Mikel Arteta’s side back to were belong to.