'Liverpool and Chelsea join race for Martin Odegaard as Arsenal fear Real Madrid's £50m price tag'


‘Liverpool and Chelsea join the race for Martin Odegaard’ as Arsenal ‘fear Real Madrid will slap £50MILLION price tag’ on their on-loan starlet in bid to raise funds for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland transfers

  • Liverpool and Chelsea have reportedly joined the race for Martin Odegaard 
  • The Norwegian midfielder has been on loan at Arsenal since January 
  • The Gunners are hopeful of a permanent deal but may not be able to compete 
  • They are said to fear Real Madrid will put a £50million price tag on the youngster 

Arsenal reportedly face competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for Martin Odegaard with the Gunners fearing Real Madrid are set to place a £50million price tag on the Norwegian.

Odegaard has been a key part of Mikel Arteta’s side since joining on loan in January and the club are keen on making his short-term deal permanent at the end of the season.

However, according to the Daily Star, Arsenal are concerned about the prospect of a bidding war with Liverpool and Chelsea interested in making a move for the midfielder.

Arsenal reportedly face competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for Martin Odegaard

Arsenal reportedly face competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for Martin Odegaard

Arsenal fear Real Madrid will place a £50million asking price on the midfielder this summer

Arsenal fear Real Madrid will place a £50million asking price on the midfielder this summer

The Spanish champions are said to value the midfielder at £30m but the Gunners are said to fear that Odegaard’s impressive performances could see them increase their asking price to £50m. 

Arsenal are not in a position to compete financially with Chelsea while Paris Saint-Germain are also said to have shown an interest along with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. 

Odegaard endeared himself to Gunners fans by scoring in the north London derby victory over Tottenham earlier this month,.

He was also on target in their first leg victory over Olympiacos in the Europa League last 16 and has made a total of 12 appearances since his January move.

The 22-year-old Norwegian has impressed since joining the Gunners on loan in January

The 22-year-old Norwegian has impressed since joining the Gunners on loan in January 

Real Madrid are looking to raise money to sign Erling Haaland

The Spanish champions also want to sign Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid want to raise money to sign Erling Haaland (left) and Kylian Mbappe (right)

Real could still decide Odegaard has a future at the Bernabeu but the club also want to raise funds for their own transfers with Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland at the top of their list. 

Sportsmail reported that Real will go all out to try and sign the Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund stars, who are seen as the sucessors to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The LaLiga side could reportedly sell as many as six players to fund the transfers with Odegaard one of the stars they would likely be willing to let go.

Haaland has a release clause £65m, which becomes active next season, but Dortmund are demanding around £150million to secure his signature, with a bidding war this summer expected.

Mbappe is contracted until 2022 and, with PSG unwilling to sell, would likely cost more.

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