Arsenal and Chelsea set to move for quality 26-year-old midfielder – report


According to reports in the British media, Arsenal and Chelsea are among the teams monitoring the situation of Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez at the club ahead of a likely summer move.

Arsenal, Chelsea keen on Mahrez

As per Daily Star, the London clubs are keeping close tabs on the 26-year-old midfielder’s situation, along with League rivals Manchester United.

The same article says that manager Arsene Wenger has constantly made enquiries about the African to find out about the player’s character and training style.

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The attacker’s future has been a frequent source of rumour in recent weeks after Leicester turned down multiple offers from Manchester City for the winger.

The same report claim that the Algerian himself is hoping that League leaders Manchester City will renew their interest in landing him in the summer window.

But the story states that the Gunners are set to join the transfer race to sign the former African footballer of the year in the summer, with the Red Devils and the Blues also closely monitoring the situation.

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Riyad Mahrez has netted eight goals and provided seven assists in 24 League matches for the Foxes so far this campaign.

The Gunners significantly strengthened their strike-force last month with the signings of Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


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