Rodgers sends clear message to Arsenal about signing Maddison
Arsenal are keen to sign James Maddison this summer but Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has sent a clear message
Mikel Arteta was keen to sign Norwegian international Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis this summer transfer window after impressing at the club during his brief stay in the Emirates.
However, it is understood that he will stay at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future as the Spanish giants are keen to give him more first-team chances in the coming season.
And after the Gunners lost to Aston Villa in the race for Emiliano Buedia from Norwich and Dani Ceballos left the club and returned to the Bernabeu, the club has a number of possible signings in mind.
But despite rumors suggesting that Arsenal are ready to take a big step to pay £ 80m and try to close a deal for Maddison, Rodgers has opened up and reiterated the club’s desire to keep Maddison
Rodgers said on TalkSport: “We don’t have to sell when talking to the club. That has been made clear.
“The players want to stay. It’s a really exciting time at the club.
“There is a lot of rumor and speculation but I love working with the guys here, they love being here and we certainly don’t have to sell. So I would guess that we want to keep our best players. “
Look, Maddison is a top notch player who is worth a lot of money, but despite the fact that Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the game, they are no longer at the level they were just a few seasons ago.
So if he’s not offered crazy money and Leicester is offered some crazy money, we can’t see it
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