Arsenal boosted in their pursuit of 24-year-old Leicester City star

Leicester City playmaker James Maddison is reportedly open to the idea of departing from Leicester City ahead of the 2020/21 season, transfer window, with the Gunners, believed to be keen on his services.

The 24-year-old English midfielder has recently signed a new long-term contract with the Foxes last August and played 42 games for the club during the 2020-21 season, founding back of the net 11 times and providing 10 assists in the process.

Maddison struggled with a hip problem in the second half of the campaign, though, and was not included in the England team for this summer’s European Championship.

The North London giants are believed to be keen on securing the services of the midfielder this summer, and according to 90min, he would be open to departing from the King Power Stadium, particularly to join a London club.

The report, though, suggests that the Norht London giants would have to come up with a ‘big offer’ to convince the Foxes to sell, as Brendan Rodgers’s team are not actively looking to sell him in the summer.

Maddison has also previously been rumoured with Chelsea and Man Utd.

Arsenal also planning a move for another highly-rated midfielder Martin Odegaard who has had a loan spell at the Emirates Stadium last season and impressed Mikel Arteta with his ability to create chances for his teammates.