Arsenal have made an offer for Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison, second Football insider. However, the former Premier League champions refused. The Gunners offer was a multi-player cash deal.
Arsenal offered winger Reiss Nelson and midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles as part of a deal to sign Maddison. However, the Foxes have told the Gunners that they have no interest in any of those players. Leicester values Maddison over £ 70 million.
The Gunners must sign a new creative midfielder, as Emile Smith Rowe is the team’s only senior playmaker at the moment. Norway’s attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard has returned to his home side Real Madrid after spending the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal. Maddison marked eight Premier League goals and five assists for the Foxes last season.