Leicester rejects Arsenal’s approach for James Maddison
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Leicester rejects Arsenal’s approach for James Maddison

Leicester City have reportedly turned down an offer from Arsenal for midfielder James Maddison.

Arsenal are interested in signing the England international as they seek to add creativity to their midfielder but according to Football Insider, their initial bid has been knocked down by the Brendan Rodgers side.

The Gunners had hoped to include Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in part-exchange for the 24-year-old but according to the reports, Leicester has no interest in the players involved in the deal.

Leicester value Maddison in the region of £70m, a figure they believe will put Arsenal off as they have already paid a good sum to rope defender Ben White from Brighton and already brought in Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Maddison has flourished since signing for Leicester from Norwich in a £20m deal three seasons ago, with only Kevin De Bruyne having created more chances since then.

Maddison has also created 105 chances from set-pieces since making his Leicester debut, a figure that ranks just behind the total managed by Arsenal’s entire squad (118) from set-piece situations during that same timeframe.

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