“They’re getting encouraging signs” fans told as Arsenal getting clos to the signing of £70 million midfielder

Arsenal have been handed a real boost in their quest to get James Maddison all signed up this summer

The Gunners have been linked with the Foxes playmaker as a replacement for Martin Odegaard, who returned to Real Madrid at the end of last season following his loan spell.

And the Gunners have identified Maddison as the perfect fit, having seen the midfielder develop into one of the most creative players in the Premier League over the past few seasons.

Now, they have been given a boost in their chase after transfer insider Peter O’Rourke has now delivered a positive update in which he claims Arsenal may well have a chance to sign him.

“They’re getting encouraging signs that something could be done with James Maddison,” O’Rourke said on The Football Terrace.

“It seems Arsenal are ready to offer a couple of fringe players as well as a substantial fee.

Recent reports have claimed Arsenal are prepared to offer Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as part of the offer that could tempt Leicester into selling one of the clubs most important players.


Look, Maddison is a top class player that is worth alot of money, but despite the fact Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the game, they are not at the level they were just a a few seasons ago.

If they got it, it would be a great signing, but we believe he will be tearing it up for Leicester this coming season and not the Gunners

We believe that this is just one of those rumours that is there to get the Arsenal fans excited, and one that will probably not happen as he will still cost too much money to sign guys

But we could be wrong and the board may actually bring in some experienced quality


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