Arsenal ‘fear’ Chelsea will hijack £50m deal after latest Real Madrid decision
According to reports, ARSENAL fear Real Madrid will demand £50million for Martin Odegaard this summer. And the Gunners will reportedly face stiff competition from London rivals Chelsea.
Arsenal signed the midfielder on loan in January for a fee of £1.8m and he has produced some stellar performances since.
Real valued him at £30m at the time but refused to include an option-to-buy clause in the deal.
And after his outstanding showing for the Gunners since, they are concerned Real will make them cough up £50m to bring him in on a permanent deal, according to the Star.
Whether Arsenal are able to do that remains to be seen.
But they fear a bidding war as they will likely lose out to Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain who are also said to be keen.