Real Madrid will allow Martin Odegaard to leave the club this summer, though have set an asking price of €60m for the midfielder.
Odegaard is wanted by Arsenal on a permanent deal after spending the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates, the Norway international becoming a key figure in the side and impressing Mikel Arteta with his performances.
Arsenal are keen to add further creativity to the side this summer and have made the signing of Odegaard a priority, though Real Madrid’s demands could provide a stumbling block in the current climate.
Defensa Central are reporting that the Spanish giants will listen to offers of around €60m for the Norwegian, with the club prepared to sell Odegaard in a bid to raise funds for their own recruitment during the summer window.
Odegaard signed for Real Madrid as a teenager but has failed to break into the team as expected, starting just three league fixtures during the 2020/21 season before his January loan move to the Premier League.
The 22-year-old has previously spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Real Sociedad, enjoying an impressive campaign to score seven goals and provide nine assists across all competitions.
Arsenal are hopeful of raising funds of their own with several senior names linked with an exit, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah all expected to leave should suitable offers arrive.
Odegaard remains the club’s number one target to reinforce their midfield, though the Gunners have been linked with Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia as a potential alternative.