If you’ve been paying attention so far this summer, Arsenal have offered £40m for Wilfried Zaha, €30m for Malcom, €30m for William Saliba, £15m for Kieran Tierney, bought Gabriel Martinelli for £6.7m, and bid for Nabil Fekir all while having only £40m to play with so of course they’re offering £50m for Harry Maguire.
Yes, that’s right. The Sun want you to believe that Arsenal, who have hardly any money, have offered more than they have available for a player priced at almost double their offer.
Oh yeah, and Manchester United have already had a £70m bid rejected while Manchester City have offered £65m + £5m in bonuses.
Leicester, for their part, want £85m-£90m depending on where you do your reading.
So yes, of course Arsenal have told Leicester they’ll go to £50m – and not a penny more – because why wouldn’t they?
Why wouldn’t they think they’d be able to land another overpriced Englishman for significantly less than other sides have offered?
But that makes crap headlines.