At some point, pretty much every transfer will be suggested in some form. In a way it’s surprising we haven’t heard this one more often or more intensively.
English players who do well for a good team will always be linked to one of the big 6, and now it’s the turn of James Maddison of Leicester.
Seen some rumours about James Maddison to Arsenal tonight.
I'm told that Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of Maddison and he's certainly a target – but the fee will be an issue.
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) June 15, 2021
Chris Wheatley of the Athletic claims that Chelsea “want him” if they lose Hakim Ziyech – but that seems a long way off in reality.
Firstly Chelsea selling Ziyech after one season seems unlikely. He wasn’t great but he had his moments, and almost everyone would like to see him given at least a second season to impress.
Then we’d have to sign Maddison, a well paid England international playing for a Premier League rival. That would cost crazy money, in a position where we’re really well stocked already.
This feels like a long way off, whatever way you look at it.