Arsenal are willing to offer Reiss Nelson or Ainsley Maitland-Niles in a part swap deal with Leicester City for James Maddison, according to a report.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Leicester City at Craven Cottage on December 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Leicester City at Craven Cottage on December 5, 2018. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are planning to step up their pursuit of James Maddison, exploring whether it will be possible to do a deal with Leicester City.

The main issue is that it’s believed that even £50m wouldn’t be enough to make Leicester consider a sale, which is why Arsenal are looking at including players in a part swap deal. Arsenal believe Leicester are prepared to negotiate, at least.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson are two players proposed for a deal. Maitland-Niles has been the subject of interest from Leicester in the past, whilst Brendan Rodgers is looking to add a wide forward to his squad, so both are decent possibilities.

But with Maddison’s long contract, Leicester are in a strong position.

TheAFCBell recently reported that Maddison’s camp are expecting a move from Arsenal to sign him in the coming weeks.

Arsenal have already made an offer to Maddison through their back channels, proposing a four-year contract plus one additional year with a salary that almost doubles what he earns at Leicester. They’re also offering him the number 10 shirt.

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