Leicester City have made it clear that they won’t sell Arsenal target James Maddison unless they receive a straight-cash bid of more than £70 million.
The Gunners are determined to sign the England international this summer, and they recently made a player-plus-cash proposal to land the playmaker.
It is now reported that the club included Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson in the part-exchange bid, but the Foxes swiftly rejected the proposal.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are keen on keeping Maddison beyond the summer. They won’t change their stance unless an offer in excess of £70 million is made.
The Gunners are yet to return with a renewed approach. They may need to offload players first in order to recoup funds for the potential transfer.
The club are also eyeing a deal for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez. Inter are open to sanctioning his sale for a reported fee of around £65 million.
It could be an exciting end to the summer transfer window for Gunners fans. The club are eyeing a creative midfielder, striker and a new goalkeeper.
A right-back does not appear a priority unless Hector Bellerin heads through the exit door. The Gunners have turned down loan offers for the Spain international.
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