Chelsea FC and Arsenal could move to sign quality 26-year-old attacker – report

Chelsea FC and Arsenal are both interested in signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester this summer, say reports

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Riyad Mahrez with the Premier League trophy Photo: Riyad Mahrez / Instagram

Chelsea FC and Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Riyad Mahrez’s situation at Leicester City ahead of a possible summer transfer move, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Star is reporting that the Gunners and the Blues are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old’s situation, along with Premier League rivals Manchester United.

The same report says that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has regularly made enquiries about the Algerian to find out about his character and how he trains.

The winger’s future has been a constant source of speculation in recent weeks after Leicester City rejected multiple bids from Manchester City for the attacker.

The same story says that the player himself is hoping that Manchester City will reignite their interest in signing him in the summer transfer window,

But the article says that Arsenal are ready to join the race to sign Mahrez in the summer, with Manchester United and Chelsea also closely keeping tabs on the situation.

Mahrez has scored eight goals and made seven assists in 24 Premier League games for the Foxes so far this season.

Arsenal significantly bolstered their strike-force in January with the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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