Arsenal need around £100million if they are to land Leicester City’s James Maddison this summer.
With Leicester slapping such a big price tag on their star midfielder, Mikel Arteta’s side may have to sell players to raise the money.
Here are players (according to their Transfermarkt market value) the Gunners could cash in on this summer to raise £100m, as per Express Sport.
Joe Willock – £25m
Arsenal already agreed a deal to sell Joe Willock to Newcastle United.
The 21-year-old’s departure will bring in around £25m for Arsenal and gets the ball rolling when it comes to raising the cash.
Alexandre Lacazette – £25.2m
The number nine is not a guaranteed starter and West Ham are reportedly interested in the 30-year-old.
Arteta will be pleased to get £25m for a player they bought for nearly double that three years ago.
Hector Bellerin – £22.5m
The right-back was being touted for £35m last summer, but that figure is more likely to be in the region of £20m now.
Bellerin has been in and out of the side over the last few years and is thought to be keen on a move to Italy.
Granit Xhaka – £19.8m
The Switzerland international was apparently on his way to Roma earlier this summer but that deal collapsed.
It may look like he’s staying put at the moment but if an offer came in for Xhaka international from elsewhere, the Emirates Stadium club may look to broker a deal.
Mohamed Elneny – £9m
The Egyptian was shipped out on loan to Besiktas during the 2019/20 season.
Elneny he’s not a player the club will be fighting tooth and nail to keep.
Those five departures should just about provide Arsenal with the funds they need to give Leicester their asking price for Maddison.
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