The French version of Eurosport are reporting on Saturday that Riyad Mahrez is set to sign for Arsenal. It’s claimed that, according to Eurosport’s information, Mahrez should sign for Arsenal.
The Leicester City star has been linked to several clubs over the past week or so, with the claims usually coming from France.
Earlier this week, France Football claimed Barcelona are interested in signing Mahrez this summer, but that was quickly dismissed as untrue by the Catalan media. The Barcelona press love a transfer rumour, so they must have had good reason to throw the Mahrez one in the bin.
Arsenal used their friendly match against Lens on Friday as an opportunity to continue Mahrez negotiations, which are going well say Eurosport.
Mahrez was absolutely excellent for Leicester in the Premier League last season, and a big reason behind them winning the Premier League. Earlier this summer, Arsenal tried to sign Jamie Vardy, with the striker refusing the opportunity.
Leicester City are said to want a fee in the region of €50m for Mahrez.
Eurosport in France usually carry reports from elsewhere, but this doesn’t look like that, so is probably worth raising an eyebrow for.