Arsenal Yet To Reach Leicester’s James Maddison Valuation As Brendan Rodgers Eyes Replacement

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According to football.london, Arsenal are still some distance off Leicester’s valuation of James Maddison, with the club keen to sign a back-up goalkeeper and a creative midfielder before the transfer window shuts.

Last month, football.london reported that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admires Maddison and plans to sign him this summer, with a source close to Maddison revealing that the 24-year-old is ‘at the top of the list’ for the Gunners in the summer transfer window.

Negotiations are’very slow’ and ‘like a game of chess,’ according to football.london, although Maddison remains keen on a move to north London. However, Arsenal’s main stumbling block is Leicester’s demand for more over £60 million for the former Norwich and Coventry midfielder.

In the event that a contract cannot be finalized by the August 31 deadline, technical director Edu is said to be looking into cheaper possibilities on the market.

Source: football.london

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