News filtering out of London say Arsenal has tabled a strong bid for Leicester City's attacking midfielder James Maddison.
Since parting ways with Mesut Ozil last season, and his replacement Martin Odegaard returning to Real Madrid after a loan deal at the Emirates Stadium, not forgetting Dani Cebalos' departure, Mikel Arteta is still looking for a number 10 to compete with Emile Smith Rowe.
According to Football London, Leicester could accept a bid to sell Maddison.
"Arsenal and another London club have proposed a player plus cash deal for Leicester midfielder James Maddison, football.london understands," the outlet reported.
"football.london revealed last month that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is an admirer of Maddison and will target him this summer, with Martin Odegaard looking increasingly likely to stay at Real Madrid after returning from his loan spell at Emirates Stadium.
The major sticking point for Arsenal however, is Leicester's demands of over £60million for the former Norwich and Coventry midfielder.
However, it's understood that the Gunners have sounded out the possibility of signing Maddison by offering a player in the deal via intermediaries to make the transfer fee more viable.
The reports have suggested that the likes of Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah are the potential offers to go on the transfer list, but there has been no confirmation on who exactly will be offered to Leicester.
For now, the Gunners are training for a final preseason friendly against North London nemesis Tottenham Hotspur.