Increased confidence in the Odegaard deal

Arsenal are increasingly convinced that they can enter into an agreement for Martin Odegaard to return to the club.

90min revealed earlier this month that talks were underway again between the two clubs after it turned out that Real were ready to move on from the 22-year-old.

New head coach Carlo Ancelotti likes the player, but does not classify him as a first team regular. The Italian has told his bosses that Odegaard can move on.

The Norwegian had still hoped that he could have a long-term future in the Spanish capital, but 90 minutes understand that his representatives have begun talks with Arsenal about an agreement.

Odegaard feels that a club like Arsenal is a very good place for him to revive his career and he is believed to have settled very well in London during his time in the English capital.

Real would like to sell this summer, while Arsenal are thinking of a loan deal with an option or obligation in 2022. Both options are currently being discussed.

Sources have for 90 minutes confirmed that the belief in all three parties; Real, Arsenal and Odegaard, is that a deal now looks more and more likely and there is confidence at Emirates that the transfer will take place.

The pressure is now increasing on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after a bad start to the new Premier League season when they lost 2-0 to newly promoted Brentford.

Arsenal have already spent almost £ 70 million this summer with Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga arriving to bolster Arteta’s squad.

Despite talks with Real and Odegaard, Arsenal are still in the market for other attacking midfielders, including Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, although they are believed to have agreed that another goal, Leicester’s James Maddison, will remain this summer.

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