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James Maddison is ‘open to the idea’ of joining Arsenal from Leicester City, it has been reported.

According to Sky Sports, the £70 million-rated Foxes playmaker is keen to sign for the Gunners.

Leicester have finished above Arsenal in each of the past two Premier League seasons, but the England international is seemingly intent to join the North Londoners nonetheless.

The report adds that Mikel Arteta and Edu are exploring creative ways in which to reduce Leicester’s asking price.

Remember, Arsenal have already spent over £70 million on three players this summer – Ben White for £50 million representing the bulk of their outlay – and it remains to be seen if they’ll be able to reach the Foxes’ valuation without being creative.

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Good news?

It is absolutely good news, but Arsenal fans shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet.

Even though the player is reportedly interested in a move to the Emirates Stadium, Leicester first must be satisfied and as mentioned above, there is a long way to go before deals are agreed.

But this is undeniably a player who Arteta needs at the club.

Having failed to re-sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, Arsenal badly need a number 10 because let’s face it, the Gunners’ main problem last season was scoring goals, not conceding them.

It’s a hell of a lot of money, but Maddison, on his day, is a hell of a talent and one who will only improve.

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