Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen on signing an attacking midfielder this summer and Leicester City’s James Maddison has been their main target.
However, the Gunners may now switch their attention somewhere else with Leicester’s £60m asking price for Maddison proving to be a stumbling block.
The Foxes have waved of Arsenal’s bids even when offers of players in exchange were brought to the table, with the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles included in a swap deal.
Although Maddison wants a move to join Arsenal, he has no negotiating power having signed a five year deal last year.
Football.london claims discussion has been slow, with Leicester City not giving in to Arsenal’s demands.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is now ready to turn his attention elsewhere and has targeted a move for United star Jesse Lingard.
Lingard was in fine form last season for West Ham, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer harbours hopes of keeping him this campaign. But Arsenal may now test Manchester United’s resolve with a bid for Lingard who will be a free agent next summer.