Arsenal have to cough up €50 million (£42.5m) if they must sign Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal from Real Madrid.
The 22-year-old impressed during his loan spell at the Emirates last season and Mikel Arteta made no secret of his desire to keep Odegaard for at least another year.
Madrid insisted that the Norway international began pre-season with them to allow Carlo Ancelotti to decide whether Odegaard would be a part of his first-team plans for the upcoming campaign.
And now reports in Spain claim that the midfielder is ‘unsettled’ at Madrid and is now considering a return to Arsenal.
ESPN report that Madrid are ‘hopeful’ that Odegaard will stay and fight for a first-team place but would reconsider their stance if the Gunners are ready to give a €50m (£42.5m) offer.
The report also claims that Madrid are ‘highly unlikely’ to allow Odegaard to leave on loan again due to their financial restrictions and ability to sign a replacement.
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