Leicester City sources have confirmed Arsenal are interested in James Maddison, but they aren’t expecting the kind of bid needed to complete a deal.
There’s been plenty of talk from Arsenal’s side about James Maddison this summer, but one of the unanswered questions was Leicester City’s stance on a potential deal.
Writing for LeicestershireLive, Jordan Blackwell suggested that right now, he doesn’t expect Maddison to leave. Leicester know Arsenal are interested, but Blackwell doesn’t believe the Gunners are willing to pay what Maddison’s current club would want.
The Leicester correspondent suggests that as a proven, English attacking player with the potential to improve and on a decent contract, Leicester would ask for something approaching what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire (£80m).
TheAFCBell recently reported that Maddison’s camp are expecting a move from Arsenal to sign him in the coming weeks. But whether they’re willing to go anywhere near that sort of valuation remains to be seen.
If that report is correct, you’d think they’ll at least try to get a deal done. They’ve apparently informed the player he’s their primary target this window, so they should be doing all they can to pursue it.