Arsenal and Chelsea told to pay £60m for Premier League No.10 midfielder

By | July 14, 2021

Arsenal and Chelsea will reportedly have to fork out £60m if they want to secure the services of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison this summer.

The North London giants are on the lookout for alternatives to Martin Odegaard following his confirmation that he will be returning to Real Madrid for the 2021/22 season, and they lost out to Aston Villa in the race for Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia.

Mikel Arteta has therefore been forced to look elsewhere in his search for creative reinforcements, and Arsenal have been tipped to reignite their interest in Maddison as a result.

However, football.london reports that the Foxes would demand a hefty fee of £60m to part ways with their star player, who has three years left before his contract expires.

Maddison’s entourage are supposedly expecting an approach from Arsenal in the coming days, though, the Gunners direct Premier League rivals, Chelsea a have also been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old as they keen on adding a creative midfielder to their ranks ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The former Norwich City midfielder amassed 15 goal contributions (eight goals, seven assists) from 31 Premier League appearances last season and also claimed an FA Cup tropy.