Arsenal are being heavily linked with a move for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison and the Foxes could see Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard as his replacement.
That’s according to football.london, who claim the England international is ‘at the top of the list’ for Arsenal this summer. They also add that Lingard is a target for Leicester City.
However, the same publication outlines how slow negotiations have been and described them as ‘like a game of chess’. Ultimately, though, it sounds like Maddison wants to move to the Emirates which Roy Keane can’t get his head around.
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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers maintains that Maddison is happy at the King Power Stadium but refused to rule out a possible transfer before the transfer window shuts.
“I know he is very happy here and he wants to be here,” Rodgers said, as per Daily Mail.
“If anything comes to the club, Jon Rudkin (director of football) would tell me straightaway and I would deal with it then, but there has been nothing that’s come my way.
“I’ve not been told anything to say [he won’t stay]. He is happy in training and he is working hard, and he is a talented, important member of the squad.
“He had his season disrupted by injury last year but hopefully this season he can show what a real top player he is.”
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