Arsenal are set to make a formal offer for Martin Odegaard after the Norwegian signalled his intent to leave Real Madrid, football.london understands.
football.london revealed in June that Arsenal want to sign Odegaard after his short loan spell at Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta and Edu’s shortlist of players includes Leicester midfielder James Maddison, whose asking price of £60million plus add-ons can only be reached after the Gunners make player sales.
Those sales have been hard to come by this summer with Joe Willock the only first-team player to leave on a permanent transfer, completing his £25million move to Newcastle this weekend.
Arteta confirmed towards the end of last season that the club want to sign Odegaard, after he scored two goals and made two assists in his five-month loan spell.
Odegaard is unlikely to get regular game time under new Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and the Norway captain will be guaranteed minutes under his belt at Emirates Stadium.
It’s not expected that Odegaard will be a part of the Real Madrid squad that plays away to La Liga side Alaves on Saturday night.
Full story to come.
Source by Football London